My honey and I finally got legally married a couple of months ago and my need for a new social security card reminded me of a funny story about my mom. It's so sad that I lost my old social security card because it was a hilarious memento. When I was a kid, I stumbled across my unsigned social security card which had been left on the dining table for some reason. Having recently learned cursive at school, I eagerly and proudly signed it. I showed my mom and she got really angry because she didn't want me to sign it until I was an adult. So, she tore it up into little pieces. For some reason, rather than getting me a new card, the pieces were taped back together. Later, when I started working, I was given the card, still taped together and graced with my adorable fifth-grader's signature. I had it laminated, which you aren't supposed to do but no one ever questioned it. A few years ago the card was lost forever when I lost my wallet. Now that I have a new name it's time to get a new card. Hopefully this time I will be able to sign it without pissing anyone off.