I see alot of images on this site where people have written something on their hand or hands. I recall my Mother being very angry with me when I was just a little boy for writing on my hands. It is a time of my life i will never forget. I don't even remember what I had written on my hand, but my Mom was mad! In any event, I am only making an observation. When ever I see a picture on this site of someone with writing all over their hands, I just can't help but worry for them. I keep my fingers crossed that their mothers won't be too upset with them. ;)

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Comment by Terrie on April 3, 2009 at 2:42am
Wow! A little trauma going on there. Don't worry. People can write on their hands and they will be okay. Even you!

When I was a Kid, I used to get in Big trouble if I said Holy Blazes. I couldn't figure out why since neither was a Bad word. Mom never told me why. I'm thinking it was because I used the Special word Holy with the word blazes referring to fire which in meaning could lead to.....hell.....devil. I'm just guessing though. ;-) I should ask. No, I better not. :D Feel Well.
Comment by debb on April 3, 2009 at 7:37am
i'm a lefty too, but i think i know what zoey means. when i was young i would get yelled at if i wrote on my hand because for some reason it was felt that you could get blood poisoning from the ink. maybe it was true (lead in the ink?). but if we used a pencil mother's would go ballistic if the we got stabbed and the lead broke off in our skin. the inks nowadays are way less toxic and we don't seem to be harmed by the inks. wow that brought back some memories zoey, penmanship classes and getting slapped with a ruler across the knuckles. i think i can even smell the ink and chalk our classes always smelled like. i even had a teacher who was allergic to chalk. she couldn't even breath it. that was a very interesting year.
Comment by tmana on April 3, 2009 at 12:29pm
Zoey, I'm sorry you feel that way, and I can understand this must be a bit traumatic for you.

What you are seeing is part of a campaign in which we are encouraged to express how we feel about diabetes with a photograph of a single word, shown in or on our hand. All of us who have submitted to this project either are adults, or have the permission of our parents to take part in this project -- so no mama's getting mad at the kids for writing on their hands!

On the other hand, some of us are VERY mad at having diabetes, or at the way diabetes controls our lives...
Comment by Manny Hernandez on April 5, 2009 at 9:11pm
What are you talking about? ;)

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