About Me

HI! I’m Peg. Yeah, I’m the square peg in the round hole. In other words, I have never felt like I quite “fit” in. It’s just a me thing I’m sure.

I come from a large somewhat chaotic family in very rural Virginia. I am #5 out of 6.  The first 4 of my siblings were born in LESS than 3 years… all single births.  I kid you not. The #4 kid was born BEFORE #1’s 3rd birthday.  My poor mom!  I have more respect and empathy for her every day. I don’t know how she remained sane. Well, relatively sane.

But, I digress… The fact that the first 4 were born soclosetogether means that they ARE close.  They all had built in playmates.  Then 4 years later I was born.

I asked my mom why there was the age gap and she said they got a TV after #4 and had something else to do at night. Unfortunately I don’t think she was kidding and I really didn’t need that visual stuck in my head.  Then, apparently the TV must have broken because I came along!

Then 5 years AFTER me, my sweet little sister, SuziCate.  And they were ALL close to her because, well, SHE’S THE BABY and as she is very fond of saying “Gotta love me, I’m the baby!”.  It’s true.  To know her is to love her.

But, that left me all by my lonesome.  I didn’t really “fit in” with the older kids and I was really too old to fit in with Suzi.  There fore, I am the square peg in the round hole that just doesn’t quite fit.

I’m not complaining… I’m just saying!

29 Responses to About Me

  1. lizco says:

    enjoyed your family photo’s ! where in Va are you. I am from Va too !

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  3. cheermomdiva says:

    I see that your girls do cheerleading 🙂 So do mine, in fact thats what I blog about~ Nikki

    • pegbur7 says:

      Yes, my oldest and youngest both cheered. The oldest cheered for competition and her middle and high school. My youngest cheered for a local County football team when she was younger and graduated to all stars. She cheered middle and high school and competition for the high school. She was always a flyer and the oldest was always a base. The youngest cheered for the Stingray Allstars out of Kennesaw (Marietta) GA last. They have all graduated high school now though. I do admit I MISS it! It def gets in your blood. My middle daughter never wanted to be (as she called it) a “rah rah” girl. She played volleyball, basketball, soccer and ran track.

  4. Tiffany says:

    You’re about me it so cute. I love how descriptive you are. I know what you mean about not fitting in. I’m a middle child and that syndrome does exist.
    Thanks for stopping by and reading my Writer’s Workshop post. I didn’t have your return email so I came over to thank you.

  5. I like the name of your blog and how you came up with it. I’m a middle child too and I used to hate wearing my sister’s hand me downs. She always picked colours I didn’t like and then I’d get stuck wearing them too! Good luck with the 31 DBBB challenge.

    • pegbur7 says:

      I just found SITS yesterday so I’m still trying to figure out how to catch up! I’m hoping I’m not too far behind to to it! Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Just wanted you to know that I clipped your poem out of (I think) Seventeen magazine when I was in high school (circa: 1971?) and have kept that clipping in my most treasured momentos file ever since. You certainly spoke to me then. And now too. So surprised / excited to find the author of one of my most treasured bits of memorabilia. Thanks.

    Just for fun, I’m copying it here:


    Undoubtedly its perversion

    that makes me write your name

    on every wall

    of every public place

    or private.

    In library books, on bus windows,

    carved in a chocolate cake

    and in salt spilt on the tabletop.

    Sadly, I can’t stop, even though

    I know

    you are above reading messages

    furtively left you

    on an unsigned wall.

  8. Layinka says:

    Hilarious! Thank you for sharing number 5.
    xx Layinka

  9. pierrmorgan says:

    This is amazing – your family description is mine – just different names! I’m #5 of 6 too. Sister 4 years older, brother 5 years younger. First 4 a year and a half apart, though. My folks’ explanation was they did the dishes together. Thanks for commenting on my blog. Cheers to you!

  10. Hi Peg! I grew up in a family of 6. Being the eldest I was both a star at times, then on other times a star that everyone has to get their light from. Yes, everyone expected me to be “be all, for all” that it can be stressful. But looking back now, I’m happy that I had 5 loving sisters….yes 5 sisters with their moods and all. I have no regrets. I actually miss those moments. Everyone has family now of their own. Life is not perfect but we could try to make it as happy and memorable as possible for us and for those we care about . Thanks to the last commit. I felt the same way before, holding back on some of the words and thoughts but just remember it’s you blog, its your thoughts , its your heart. So just be yourself, love what you do. I think for as long that the words we chose are positive and doesn’t hurt anyone, people we know can keep reading them. One thing for sure though, the are marveling at how good you write and they are wishing then can do the same.
    Happy New Year. May blessings of love , joy and peace be with you and your family for always…

    • pegbur7 says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words. I am sure being the eldest can be stressful. I kind of felt disconnected from them all for a while. We, I think,got closer as we got older, especially my younger sister and I. I lost my younger of my two older brothers in April to cancer. When he got sick I went up to VA and got to spend most of the last two months of his life with him taking him to doctor’s appts. and trying to help out around his house. I hate that we lost him in the end but I wouldn’t trade anything for being able to go spend so much time with him. It meant a lot to me and I miss him terribly.

  11. I mean comment…not commit(where that came from?).

  12. Dianna says:

    Hi, Peg,
    Love the title of your blog!
    I know what you mean about the fitting in thing – my sisters were 15 and 16 when I was born – with no other siblings in between! But I guess they accepted me ‘cos I was “the baby”!
    Send me the link to your sister’s blog – since we apparently are in the same neck of the woods, so to speak!

    • pegbur7 says:

      There is a link to her blog on my year in review. Her blog is called “The Water Witch’s Daughter” (our dad used to be a dowser… among other things! 🙂 ) You can also find her on my blogroll. I would put it here to make it easier for you but I’d have to leave the page… I THINK it’s http://www.suzicate.wordpress.com. She is an extremely talented writer. You’ll love her!

  13. Cee Neuner says:

    I’ve just nominated you for the Seven x Seven Link Award!! Thanks so much for having your blog, I really appreciate it!

  14. Maggie L R says:

    Hello Peg, I am Maggie and I too am number 5 of 6. the one older than me is over 4 yrs older so I had nothing in common with my older siblings, well not until we all grew up and married.
    Great blog, I will be following and looking for more.

    • pegbur7 says:

      Thanks so much Maggie. Small world. We were the same way. Sometimes we still find it hard to connect! I appreciate the kind words. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  15. Well Peg, the comment about getting a tv made me smile and I’m sure, so dang true back in those days, LOL! You have a lovely space here. Thanks for popping in and leaving such a wonderful comment in my little corner of the blogosphere! I really do appreciate it! Margie

  16. A.PROMPTreply says:

    I love your ABOUT page! Such a good attitude and so welcoming…as if I’m sitting in same room with you!

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