What about ‘Grandpa and Granny’ with my daddy on his lap.
I was named Jackie. Now to be honest I have never liked my name Jackie after being told as a kid in school by a teacher, that my name was spelled like a girls name Jackie, it should be Jacky.
(There was Wild Bill, we have a friend Wild Bill in Michigan)
When I once signed a legal document as Jack L Darnell instead of Jackie L Darnell and I learned how important exact spelling on legal stuff was. It took three documents notarized, to clear up my error. Ester Myres, ‘Fat’s wife’ helped me straighten it out.
I had to smile when Paula said she never knew her friend ‘Fatty’s name, he was always just ‘Fatty’, not mean, just a nick name. That is the way it was with ‘Fat Myers’, that was just his name.
Sheila had some great nick names, I wonder if it was more common down south. Mutt , Buck and Shorty were also common in out families. Yeah, I knew a Corky also.
(Billy the Kid)
After my entry yesterday, Sherry looked over at me and said, we had only one nick name in our family, that was ‘Lefty’. In our town Wiley Aaron Harris Jr was known as Lefty, most folk did not know his name. Then she thought a minute, Vernon was known as ‘Shucks’.
When I met my friend Von Dale, I thought he had the neatest name to be an American. LOL.
Buddy says he did not know his name was Richard until the first grade.
Now, names, It would be hard to beat ‘Boxcar Willy’.
Strange the more I think, the more that come up. I was telling my girl that once for a short period in my life I wanted to be a real Hobo, and ride the rails. I knew a unique guy, ‘Lij’ Howard. (Elijah) I was a child he was grown. He became a Hobo during the depression but developed a love for it. Even in the 1950’s as a business man, he would take off following the sound of the train whistle and hitch a ride on a boxcar and ride the rails for a few months. This world is full or real characters.
Most of us have ran across at least ‘one’ who really marched to his own beat or that of a different Drummer, they usually get a nick name..
Something about a train track, it must be walked. Ever walk one?