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Shade of Beige: Nobody Could Make Up This Shade Beige
Hey y’all, meet Peggyann.
A woman so sweet and bubbly, you just want to make her smile, and after a short conversation, you’ll want to take her to a club and do body shots.
We met Peggyann at the Broadway information booth, after her name tag caught our eye. We just wanted an excuse to write the unique name Peggyann in a blog post and as it turned out, this bombshell knocked our socks off with her story and reinforced why we were doing this project in the first place.
From upstate Pennsylvania, Peggyann left a rough situation with a not-so-nice and not-so-smart ex-husband seven years ago and moved with her daughter to Myrtle Beach, North Carolina.
As she walked us through her past, we notice a charming gold charm bracelet [pictured below] on her wrist. It jingles and jangles with all the enthusiasm of its owner. From that treasure alone we learn that she was born in June, she’s the President of her daughter’s PTA, a massive Mickey Mouse fan and the proud owner of a long-haired chihuahua.
“The American dream has changed a lot,” she claims, “People are discouraged. What we’ve worked for all these years, security, benefits, education for our children; we don’t get that anymore. The government has really let us down.” When asked how she copes and manages in such a difficult financial climate she simply states “The Lord gets me through. You can quote me on that.”
All is well and cordial until we ask her about her recent travels. “I celebrated my divorce a year ago in Vegas,” she said “I went alone, for five days. Five glorious days.” From her description it seems Vegas was nice to her. . . and so were the Chippendales. Oh yes, this woman rocked it. Not only did this cutie take on Sin City solo, but she managed to score herself a hot younger boyfriend and be mistaken for a sexy escort twice – a feat of which she finds hilarious. Call her a cougar if you want – she just wants her men hot, “In the last four years I’ve dated seven guys and let me tell you, guys over 50 are idiots. You can quote me on that.”
Surprised? We’re not. After a few short minutes with Peggyann we began to expect the unexpected. Story after story (all of which we promised to keep off the record, unfortunately for you) we had our jaws on the floor.
We told her she should write a book. A sure-to-be bestseller. But she claims no one would believe it. Although she has given it some thought and the title? “Nobody Could Make Up This Shit”
We hope to hear from and meet up with Peggyann again somewhere down the line and we wouldn’t be surprised if it’s in Vegas and she is managing the Chippendales.
Photos by Skyler Greene