When I found the above quotation it made me smile in realizing that, when it comes to my blog at least, many of you know more about my story than my name - well, not the one I use here but the one I'm connected to for legal and employment purposes. :-)
Josie is a derivative of my given middle name and my surname was a l-o-n-g German one (Haselhorst) that was both cumbersome to pronounce and to write on school papers. I was more than ready to dispense with it when I married my first husband at 19 years of age and took his much shorter German last name (Bruhn).
Five years later I broke free of that relationship and married a half-Italian man from Philadelphia with an English surname (Hammond) which I was to retain for over ten years until I divorced him.
My third marriage to a Hispanic man with the last name of Trevino lasted for thirteen years, though in retrospect I should have ended it much earlier.
Almost eight years ago I moved to Texas and married Papa Bear, the man of my dreams, and happily acquired his last name (Harris) which is of English/Irish origin, and I can assure you that no matter what the future holds Harris will be my last last name because Papa Bear is irreplaceable. <3
I'm joining Ivy at "Uncharted" for Six Sentence Stories
where the cue this week is "LAST"