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Re: Re: mulch NOW Names

How right you are my dear.  Definitely not!!  LOL

Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: Jesse Bell
Sent: 5/13/2004 4:55:06 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] mulch NOW Names

> Well, just do like I did...change your name legally.  I never felt like a Susan either.
> Aplfgcnys@aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 05/13/2004 9:12:52 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
> Zemuly@aol.com writes:
> > For many generations in my father's family the first daughter was given the 
> > 
> > name of both her paternal and maternal grandmothers. 
> Same here, Zem. When I was born I was named for my two maternal grandmothers 
> - Martha Grace. But when my mother died five months later they changed my 
> birth certificate to show her name, Auralie. Now the story was that her 
> father, Grace's husband, had named her for his first love who he claimed was the 
> most beautiful woman he ever saw. Grace was no beauty even when she was young. 
> Then twenty years later my father, with a second wife, had another daughter, 
> and again named her for the two maternal grandmothers - Martha Jean. I have 
> never quite gotten over that - I felt that they gave her my name and that I was 
> a non-person to my father's family. I know, intellectually, that was not 
> true, but that's the way I felt then. And I always felt much more like a Martha 
> than like an Auralie, especially since Grace never failed to assure me that I 
> was no match for either of the earlier Auralies.
> Oh well. It just made me tougher and more determined to be myself.
> Names have strange powers, don't they. A rose by any other name might be a 
> real stinker.
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