You know how kids and some adults love junky stuff with their names on it? Souvineer shops sell all kinds of mugs, notepads, magnets, holiday ornaments, bracelets, etc. with common names?
I NEVER see my name on anything. Except in Italy!
Yes, Palma is my REAL name. I get asked this a lot. It has nothing to do with living in Palm Desert. I did not make it up. My maternal grandmother was "Palmina" (little Palma). I have two first cousins named Palma or a derivitive. One goes by Polly, the other, is sometimes Pam at work, Palma in the family.
In Italy, my name pops up... on signs, funeral notices, doors.
This attorney is in Montalcino:
In Montefalco, we found a notice of this Palma's burial service:
Diva sent me a photo of this door in Torino:
Now, about how I came to live on Via Venezia...