Hey Everyone ... The Partay Is On! Hosted by the very "loveleigh" SARES over at Loveleigh Treasures. Today is the day she will reveal to all how she got her unusual name and she playfully invited her readers to play along today by talking about their names. You know, like how we got ours or anything funny, interesting or unusual about our name or our family name.
Well after much head scratching, I could not come up with a funny reason or anything terribly exciting or unusual about my name at all, but to play along, I'll just begin by telling you how I got to be mizmollye.
This is a little picture of my brother Freddie and I and I believe I was four or five here. My name at birth was Meredith ( which was the maiden name of my maternal grandmother) Anne (named after my grandpappy's sister) Gregory (my father's family name, naturally who all hailed from upstate New York). And as a youngster I was called either Meredith, Meredith Anne, or simply M. Anne.
Meredith Anne from the early days
This picture was made when I graduated from high school. Circa 1961...Oh lordy bee what a huge pile of teased hair on top! I was known simply as Meredith. The name was fairly unusual then (in fact there was not another Meredith in my school) and I of course did not like my name, because I wanted to be called something more common like Patricia, Beverly, Linda or Carolyn. You know those days when you did not want to be singled out as different in any way.
Meredith from the teen going into adult days
This was a polaroid snapshot taken in 1982 when I was 38 and working the arts and crafts shows selling my handmade dolls. For some reason I adopted the name Mollys Dollys and had my business cards, and all signs printed with that name and the name Molly just "stuck". Ten years or so ago, I decided to become a little more "trendy" ha-ha, and added an "e" on my name which still made me a molly but with a twist. Mollye. Imagine that!
Meredith from the days of Molly's Dolly's
And when I seriously began getting back to my love of art, crafts, mixed media and most specifically blogging, my daughter, Lori said I needed a name for my website. And the name Shezadoozey was born and seemed only natural since most people who knew me always added after saying something about me, such as "That woman, she's a doozey"!and I started thinking about how they name racehorses, 'ya know with lots of names all run together such as theladysagem etc. so I thought of Shezadoozey for my then website and a few more years went by and I needed to name this new blog and it became an extension of myself..........."mizmollye (for the more matronly version of mollye) and ...shezadoozey". And this would be me in recent times. Ok so it is almost two years ago and I have packed on a few more pounds......................That is what retirement does to a gal.
Meredith as Mizmollye........Shezadoozey
And gee I wish it could be a little more tintilating for 'yall, but it is what it is. (What could be a little more interesting about me would be all the LAST names I've had.........ha ha). Now let's run on over to see what Sares has to say about her name! And I'll bet she may have a list of other links who are participating in this game. The name game. What's YOUR story or as they say..........whose yo daddy!