So, dear readers, in case you were wondering, that is why I italicize the second syllable of my name.
The mama had not planned to name me Susie. She had another name in mind for me. But, the mama was foiled by her accent and the nurse who was assigned to get my name from the mama.
"What is your baby's name?" asked the nurse.
"Tessie," said the mama.
"Susie?" the nurse asked.
"No," the mama replied. "Tessie."
The mama gave up. "Yes, Susie."
That's the story the mama tells me. After all these years, I'm still thankful the nurse couldn't understand her.
Today's Christmas song is "Thank God It's Christmas," performed by Queen. Enjoy the song and have a wonderful day!