Hello dear blog friends, I’ve decided to share a story with you that was inspired by one of my blog friends, whose daughter had her ears pierced for her birthday. I know I have been down a LOT lately over the dog situation, but I’m getting better and I am going with What will be will be. I wallared yesterday and now I am done with all of that. According to the TV yesterday was suppose to be the most depressing day of the year, so I took advantage and Now its time to move on.
Didn’t mean to drift, its the 60 thing you know. Anyhow, back in the early 70’s ear pierceing was not that popular, but myself and my girls we were way ahead of our time. There was not too many places like they have now to get your ears pierced so you took the situation into your own hands.
It started with my cousin and I , she and I did everthing together, we both drove school buses and we both were nuts about cleaning our houses and making them shine. We camped together, ate and pretty much what was different she and I had to try. She was the brave one she pierced her own ears and I loved them and she said "Woman" that is what she always called me, let me pierce yours???? Now I loved her very much , but could I let this 6′ blonde pierce my ears? Well, I had to be just like her so I said to go ahead.
Items required for this procedure : Ball Point Pen for marking a little X where the hole should go on the ear lobe. ice cubes to numb the ear lobe, a sharp needle and thread for the actual piercing and last but not least alchol for infection!!!! So there I sat with a little x on each ear lobe and she heads to my lobe after there was no feeling from the ice cubes and she puts these holes in my ears and ties a knot in the thread so I have these two cotton loops hanging from my ears that I was to slide back and forth for about a week until the holes healed up. Did I mention that one loop was bigger than the other? OMG, one side got infected and I thought I’m going to have a cauilflower ear!!!! After a week of perxiode and alchol the ear lobe healed and my Dad thought it was the coolest thing I had done and he went out and bought me some ear rings for these holes I now had in my ears!!! What you have to realize that piercing was not big back then and if you had your ears pierced you were way too cool and some thought you were a juvinile!! Who me the mother of three, No way, I just liked the way it looked and I might add how much pain tolerance I had.
Well, being the cool Mom I was I decided that my girls should look cool too , along with their Mom and if my cousin could do it, I knew I could!!! My girls were 5 & 9 at the time and I talked them right into it. Well, the oldest who was always thinking ahead said do J first, Hmmmm, I guess this was to see if I could really do it and if it was going to hurt after I assured them they would not feel a thing. J agreeded to go first, so I gathered the above supplies and put an X on each of J’s lobes and had needle in hand I headed for J’s ear and OMG my hand was shaking so bad that I backed off, thinking can I do this, I’ve got to do this I have turned J’s ear blue from the ice she won’t feel a thing??? I can still see that big blue eyed red headed little girl sitting on the step stool waiting for her mom to pierce her ears so she could be cool too. So, I said a little prayer under my breath and pushed that needle right through that lobe and she didn’t even flinch!! YAhoo, I did it I did it! So here was my youngest daughter sitting there with two loops of thread in her ears and I’m then thinking is she going to get gangreen and her lobes will fall off? Then hubby came in and didn’t help me either, saying they are going to get infected!!! Well, they are now 37 & 42 and they both still have lobes and pierced ears!!!! Yes , the oldest jumped up on the stool after little sister did not scream and she wanted to have pierced ears too like her mom. When my oldest grand-daughter wanted her ears pierced, her mother took her to a profesional . There was no way I would do my grand child and besides I had lost my nerve on such things.
That was a good memory of my girls child hood and I hope you enjoyed, I know I did remembering all of that. The cousin I was so close to, she died at the age of 35 from cancer. Not only was she my cousin, she was one of my best friends and it was nice to remember that about her again and maybe another day I will share another story that she got me into. We did some stupid stuff!! LOL
As you can see by the picture they both still have ear lobes. They will kill me for publishing this picture, because they don’t have their make up on, but hey I had to prove they still have lobes.
Have a wonderful day and I will snoop on all of you later.