Wednesday, November 14

My Nickname - Vanetta

Many years ago my friend Jill was married to John. John had a family farm in the northern part of West Virginia where they would go on the weekends. One of their neighbors at the farm was an elderly gentleman named BS Hott who was widowed and always looking for another woman. He kept asking Jill and John to introduce him to some of their friends. One weekend Jill took a picture of a young woman with huge (and I do mean huge) breasts to BS and said this was one of her friends. I can't remember where she got the picture, but it was someone she didn't know. It may have come out of a wallet or picture frame. As Jill and John were leaving BS called out, what is this girls name? Jill yelled back, it Linda _anetta. {this was my former married name}. BS understood that as Vanetta. Alas....a nickname was born.

From then on Jill called me Vanetta. It was shortly after this, I was hosting a reception for physicians and health care administrators. I was talking to a physician husband/wife team who needed to find a practice location that could take both of them. I saw an administrator who had the perfect opportunity for these physicians. I took the physicians over to introduce them. The administrator was talking with another administrator I knew and a woman that I didn't know. As I was making the introductions I held out my hand to this woman and said, "I'm Vanetta _anetta". The administrators about lost it!!! I didn't realize what I had said, so I didn't know why these guys were laughing so hard at me. Need I say more. From that day forward the name Vanetta spread among my inner circle of administrators.

Jill calls me Vanetta exclusively to this day. Recently her sister asked, "Is Vanetta black?" Jill laughed and said no. Now she refers to me as "Vanetta ,,,,Not Black" to her sister.


4 comments:

Jennifer said...

Vanetta sounds black to me..."Vanetta Not Black" cracks me up!!! Thanks for sharing the story with us!!

Nonna said...

Thats a funny story! Thanks for sharing that with us "Vanetta Not Black"!

Theresa said...

Very fun story, and something you will always share with Jill.

Talk..to..Grams said...

This is so cute!! Vanetta!! I love it!! Love, Grams