My family nickname was Pressy– short for Precious (ahhh….) because I was the first girl born into our family for several generations. All of my close and extended-family cousins called me Pressy. I must have been 11 years old before one first cousin (then twelve) asked his mom, “What’s Pressy’s real name?” To this day, a cousin by marriage who is at least 5 years my senior calls me Pressy– as does my dad.
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