I have always been on the loud side and in fact everyone in my family speaks loudly. I don’t even realize that I am loud, unless somebody mentions it. This all stems from my mother being born with one bad ear, as she wasn’t able to hear anything from her right ear and my family all learned to speak loud, so she would be able to hear us. She was a twin and the doctor thought that her sister probably had her foot resting up against my mom’s ear and maybe that is how it got damaged. The doctor actually tried to talk my grandparents into giving up their daughter, because he said that he could afford to provide better care for her, but they refused to give up their precious baby girl.
Written for Linda G. Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday where the prompt is loud.