A post from Kelli–
Back in the day when I was in elementary school, we were learning about Native Americans. One of the things that we talked about was that they often gave children names based on their characteristics or things that represented their family. Our assignment was to decide on a name that would reflect our personality or family. We then had to write a short essay on why we chose that name. As usual, I wasn’t able to come up with anything or make a decision (this is a recurring theme) so I went home and asked mom for help.
At this point in my life I had this crazy, weird obsession with sayings and quotes. I like to think that I was just ahead of my time as sayings are the “in” thing now, but it was just strange. I have notebooks and binders filled with quotes, many of which are quite dumb and the worse part is that I still have them all and just can’t quite get myself to get rid of them. Never said I was normal ?!?!?!
Anyways, mom decided that my Native American name should be “Happy Sayings Girl” and I thought it was great. Ever since then, I have continued to be quite interested in little saying blocks that have started to become popular.
When Jason and I went to Galena, there was a store that was FILLED with happy little sayings…and they were even quite cheap. I decided that I was going to just buy one…then I saw that they had a sale if you bought two…Then I told myself that I was just going to save my money and not buy any…
After I saw the one on the right, I knew I was buying it! While I was looking around, Jason found the one on the left and thought it would be a nice addition to the bathroom. I found a few others that I liked, but I knew that two was even too many….and we hadn’t been to the popcorn shop yet, so I decided I wouldn’t buy anymore….There were lots that I liked though!
Next time I go back, I have a strange feeling that a few may just jump in my hands and demand to be taken to my house! Being my Indian name is “Happy Sayings Girl”, I need to continue living up to my name!