ON THE BACK BURNER

May 26

I was thinking about first names. You tell someone your name is Leona and you get"my great Aunt was named Leona." People aren't using the solid first names like, Joan, Betty, Sandra. I haven't met a Sandra since I left New Orleans. I know a Sandy. Maybe her name is really Sandra. And Dorothy. My cousin was named Dorothy. At least that is what we called her. I understand there is a family story about her name. Her birth certificate has her first name as Dora. Seems that Uncle Jake, her Dad, a newly arrived immigrant to America, couldn't spell Dorothy but could spell Dora. So the story goes. And what about my sister. Theresa Pearl. Theresa is a saint. Some neighbor suggested that name to my Mother, an impressionable young green horn and my Mother thought that it was a really nice name. We called my sister Pearl. A very appropriate name for a pearl of a sister.

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29.08 | 13:45

Don't quite know how this got to me but it was on the top line of my computer (not in email) But I really enjoyed it. I truly admire you.

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31.07 | 07:02

Leona, do you have a date or a booked flight that you come back ?

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20.07 | 13:55

Everything sounds so wonderful Leona. Venice will seem boring . I would want to move to Portownsend where the kids are living. All sounds great . Is there?

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19.07 | 12:33

That lavender sounds very nice!

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