This is my real name. I am not sure if I told the story of how I got my name but here goes. I am the youngest of 8 kids. There are 6 boys and 2 girls. My mother and father took turns naming us. Well, since my mother named my sister Suzette it was my dad's turn. My father named me after our uncle's boat.
I kid you not. It was called the Detje B. and the B was for their last name. I have struggled with my name all my life. From the time I started first grade, you didn't have to go to kindergarten way back when lol, to being an adult. I have to spell it all the time. When I was a banker I used my nickname Dutch. It was so much easier. When I was calling a new client and left a message with my nickname and they would call back and asked for me they always thought they were going to get a man. Go figure. lol When my dad passed away I thought about changing it. I thought long and hard about it but I couldn't do it. Everyone knows me as Detje Bea. My younger nieces and nephews call me Aunt Bea, you know from Andy Griffith Show. Now, I live in Mayberry RFD. We don't even have a police station. Our officers are in a trailer. They are building a station this spring. Well, enough about my name.
How is everyone today? I am feeling pretty good. It is going to be about 43 today. We had a few snow flurries yesterday but nothing to speak of. We are going to have a few more today. Everyday the temperature is suppose to go up.
I was sitting in my upstairs bay window when I saw 2 male cardinals and 1 female.
I love seeing more and more signs of spring.
Tonight we have my daughter's volleyball awards. This is her second year in volleyball and I am so proud of her. She gets better and better every year.