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  •  A hard but wonderful life (19+ / 0-)

    I loved reading about your family, but know how sad a time this is for you. What a lovely way to celebrate your aunt's life by sharing her story here.

    I actually had an Aunt Minnie (who has been long gone) and never hear that name anymore as it is surely one from long ago. I had an Aunt Sadie as well who lived into her late 90's. For whatever reason, that one has resurfaced.  


    In order to be walked on, you have to be lying down. Brian Weir

    by schoolpsyc on Sat Sep 08, 2012 at 10:47:58 AM PDT

    •  Old names, 8-) (4+ / 0-)
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      Powell, arodb, shortgirl, high uintas

      can certainly be lovely in their way...

      the names from my grandmothers' generation that I can recall are Florence, Stella/Estella, Gladys, Josephine. I have a bunch more but I'd have to interrupt teh husband to dig up the genealogy file.

      I guess it'll be another few decades before the naming fads cycle back to those, 8-)

      "real" work : a job where you wash your hands BEFORE you use the bathroom...

      by chimene on Sat Sep 08, 2012 at 08:16:26 PM PDT

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      •  Both my grandmothers (2+ / 0-)
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        and my mother were names Hazel. I lived with one of them and then went on to own her home, lots of generations raised in that house...next door were  Hattie and Faye and on the other side, Clara. Hattie and Clara's husbands were named Ernie and Clyde. I love older names, my daughters first name is fairly common now but her middle name is Pearl.

        "The scientific nature of the ordinary man is to go on out and do the best you can." John Prine

        by high uintas on Sun Sep 09, 2012 at 07:56:22 AM PDT

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