Before I went to live in Yorkshire in 1955 I was known everywhere as ALICIA pronounced
I used to get Alice, Aleesha El-ish-a and Alicea . So when I took a job I decided to use
my first given name Vi-ola.
Well one day I'd get called Viola properly, next Vi and on another day I'd get
called Violet. One of the Station Inspectors always called me "Paddy"!
I gave up and decided on "Vi".
Only trouble was my Mother-in-Law was also Vi short for Violet.
One Christmas we were all playing "Beetle" with my late daughter who was about 8
She shook the dice and called out "It's a six for you Vi"
Mum called her a cheeky wee monkey! But she took my six and drew the body of the Beetle.
So after that I settled for "Suzy".
Oh, with initials of V. W. , my CB Radio "Handle" was BEETLE after the
Volkswagen Beetle car. But a lot of CBers would think it was Beatle after the Beatles.
When I ordered QSL cards and said I wanted the VW Beetle as the picture.
He printed me 100 postcard size with a Stags Horn Beetle pictured large as life.
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