Thursday, March 4, 2010

Since you asked.......

Yes, one commenter DID ask...what MY Grammy name will be.  It has long been decided.  You see, when my daughter in law and son were engaged, there was a period of time when they were separated by miles....she lived not far from us, and he was in graduate school in Atlanta.  {I've lived the long distance relationship gig, and it's not easy.  Of course, when I lived it, there were NO CELL PHONES, people.  Yes, back in the dark ages.....nonetheless, there WERE telephones.  But our phone bills cost us an arm and a leg....and we survived, but it was hard}.

So back to my story.....she would visit us often while they were apart.  In fact, I remember one weekend, the weekend of his birthday actually, she was planning to fly over and surprise him.  She drove to the big, big airport nearby only to find that because of ice and snow, all flights to Atlanta were suspended pretty much for the weekend.  She was soooooo sad.  She called me in tears!  So I  told her to come on over and stay with us for the weekend, and we'd try to keep her mind off of being so sad....so very sad.  I think it was that very weekend that my "name" was born.  She had her mind on Atlanta, remember.  In one of our discussions, she told me that her name for her own grandma had always been Bitsy, and that she thought we needed a name for me so that someday their children would have an equally memorable name to call me rather than the typical grammy kind of name.  So I think since her mind was really on Atlanta, she decided my name should be Peaches.....yes, Peaches.  So it stuck.  In fact, when I began to help with the quints, we decided to try it out.  So for 20 months, I have been Peaches to the quints, and it has proven to be a very good grammy kind of name.  I now will be Peaches in the TRUE Grammy sense and that is what my grammy name will be....end of story.  Thanks for hanging around until the end of the story.  :D
And don't forget to go sign up for the giveaway that will happen tomorrow...you can read about it and sign up HERE.
Signed,
Peaches!

25 comments:

Robin said...

Ohhh, I do love that story! Peaches is fantastic!

{{{HUGS}}}

Robin :o)

Marla at Always Nesting said...

Perfect! I love that grandma name. Peaches....it just rolls off the tongue. I can just imagine a beautiful little toddler trying to say Peaches when He/She looks at you with adoring eyes.

Screaming Meme said...

So stinkin cute! I love it! Now I will have to call you Peaches...:) I want my Grandma name to be different too...I like Lolly, Honey, and Grandmeme...:) I have a very long time to decide...BUT I am already in love with my grand babies, I declared that when my children were small...:) They will be spoiled...:)

Designs on 47th Street said...

Suzanne, that is a GREAT Grammy name! You are so creative. We thought and thought about a good name when my daughter was first pg, but ended up with the traditional "Grammie". Love Peaches! :)
Donna

Lisa said...

To qualify as a great Grammy name it HAS to have a great story behind it...and that is just about the best story ever! Peaches it is.:)

Rebecca said...

Peaches...now thats original! Love it! Because, of course, you are a peach. :)

Kendall said...

Okay, I'm officially calling you PEACHES from here on out! Only kidding. That's really a cute name. We have to get creative at the Walters house because we've got so many divorces on both sides -- the kids love it because they get absolutely a "haul" at Christmastime. For the grandmothers, we have - Nana, Nanny, Mimi, Gram, and Granna!

Julie Harward said...

That is so sweet...Peaches..love it! I am just grandma or grammy...I love it when my little 2 year old grandson loves to say "grandma Julie"...but then they could call me anything and I would love it! Come say hi :D

Tracy said...

That's precious! I love PEACHES as a Grammy name. = ) Great story behind the name.

Tracy said...

That's precious! I love PEACHES as a Grammy name. = ) Great story behind the name.

Stacey said...

Oh Peaches, that's a perfect name for you. Perfectly southern and sweet. :)

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I love that name!!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Thats a peachy keen name ya got there Peaches:-) I like it

Vickie said...

Peaches is wonderful! I have a friend who is called "Gigi" by her grands.

Of course, you know that there are no greeting cards addressed to "Peaches"... You should contact Hallmark right away!

Bella Michelle said...

I love Bitsy!!! I have an Aunt whos grands call her Trouble...yes, Trouble! LOL I think I am going with TaTa...DD and I decided that a couple of years ago, so see how long I have to wait. TaTA the Gma!

Bella Michelle said...

Ok...if you are Peaches does that make GPop Creme? LOL

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Awwww..peaches...perfect!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Great name...love how you got it girl...mine is gg which stands for grandma Gloria, granny girl, and now Great Granny covers all the bases ha ha!! Hope your having a great Day my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Love Being a Nonny said...

You will be a great *Peaches*!! I became a Nonny two years ago and now I am a Nonny to two. There is NOTHING like it!

Love your blog!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Oh, Peaches, I Love it!!!! :) That is awesome. My mom wanted to be Mimi and T's mom wanted to be called "Grandmommy," which I thought was the stupidest thing ever b/c that's what T calls HIS grandparents, who are still living. Meh...

You'll be a great Peaches. :)

Lisa said...

That is just great!! It is funny though they can find their own names for you! Good luck on peaches!! How fun!
Hugs, Lisa

Angie said...

I'm a Georgia peach so I love that name!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I love the story of your "Grammy" name. Peaches is adorable!!! Love & blessings from NC!

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Marie said...

I love Peaches!!!