mth aug 2009 – get to know me

Our Question of the Month: “When I was a child I was given the nickname…”

 June Poucher (July ‘09) says: “When I was a child I was given the nickname “Shorty” by my paternal grandfather. He was a colorful but rather insensitive person who teased all his grandchildren. Although he called my sister ‘Shug’ (for Sugar), most of the nicknames he applied were harsher than mine. One of my cousins answered to ‘Leather-britches’ and another to ‘Toe-knocker.’

             Actually I preferred my nickname to most of the other names he called us. I was then, and still am, shorter than most of my female cousins. My nickname was hardly ever used outside the family circle.”

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