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Old 07-20-2014, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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I took it again and changed several answers - still Myrtle.

 
Old 07-20-2014, 05:34 PM
 
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Well I can say for sure I'm not going to spend the limited time I have left diagramming sentences, lol. And with all the texting these days, I'm sure most youth don't even know what a sentence is. It's going the way of the dinosaur.
Bada Bing!
 
Old 07-20-2014, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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I am Myrtle too. I want to be Doris.....
 
Old 07-20-2014, 08:58 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Why is everyone Myrtle? (said Ethel.) I don't really want to be any of them, not even Doris.
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Old 07-20-2014, 09:13 PM
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Location: Cody, WY
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I'd like to be called either Flinders or Bash for one or the other of two of my heroes who also had great names: Flinders Petrie and Bashford Dean. Old Flinders made an outstanding bequest:

"When he died in 1942, Petrie donated his head (and thus his brain) to the Royal College of Surgeons of London while his body was interred in the Protestant Cemetery on Mt. Zion. World War II was then at its height, and the head was delayed in transit. After being stored in a jar in the college basement, its label fell off and no one knew who the head belonged to. It was identified however, and is now stored, but not displayed, at the Royal College of Surgeons of London.''

I wish Bash could be my neighbor. His sartorial sense was impeccable.

"In the beginning armor was just a hobby for Dean, starting when he was 9 and tried to buy a helmet at auction, but gradually it became his real life’s work. He married money, moved into Wave Hill, the Bronx estate that is now a public garden, and built an armor hall there to house a growing collection amassed on trips abroad. Next to a 19th-century Japanese suit of lacquered iron-leather-and-silk armor at the Met there is a life-size photograph of Dean, a bearded, lantern-jawed gent, wearing the very same outfit and holding a samurai sword. In another photograph, taken on the lawn at Wave Hill, he is wearing a suit of 16th-century Italian plate armor. Scholarship and connoisseurship aside, what was the point of owning armor unless you could occasionally suit up and clank around?"

I'll mention a pair of second tier heroes whose names, Homer and Langley, weren't bad at all.

''Both were eventually found dead in the Harlem brownstone where they had lived, surrounded by over 140 tons of collected items that they had amassed over several decades.''


Flinders Petrie - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Bashford Dean - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/05/ar...ator.html?_r=0

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collyer_brothers

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Old 07-20-2014, 10:13 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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I'm Myrtle - see who you are.

What is Your Old Person Name?
I'm Murray.

Isn't that the bald guy who was a news writer on The Mary Tyler Show?

I have nothing in common with that Murray!

I have a full head of hair. Curly hair like my Dad. Well ... maybe it's thinning a little.
 
Old 07-20-2014, 10:24 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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I want a really old fashioned name - a Victorian name even - like Horace or Cornelius or Ebenezer or Frederick or Ernest.

Then I will lounge around the house in a silk smoking jacket, take up cigars and sherry, collect Georgian silver and become an expert on Wordsworth's poetry.
 
Old 07-20-2014, 10:38 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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I want a really old fashioned name - a Victorian name even - like Horace or Cornelius or Ebenezer or Frederick or Ernest.

Then I will lounge around the house in a silk smoking jacket, take up cigars and sherry, collect Georgian silver and become an expert on Wordsworth's poetry.
You paint a nice picture. I'll offer you some of my family names, they were a little bit antiquated:

Harold, Merton, Leon, Norm were uncles. Ernest, he was their father. Aaron, Alton, Maurice (maybe that's really you and Murray is the nickname), Samuel, etc.

I always wanted to be Lorraine, after a character in a storybook. Lorraine would be outdoors in the garden all the time surrounded by beautiful flowers, chirping birds, and blue skies. She would wear pretty clothes, have nice food, and never a problem in the world. Lucky Lorraine.
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Old 07-20-2014, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Spurs country. "Go, Spurs, Go!"
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I'm Myrtle as well, and I chose the Visa (debit) card over the lipstick when going out partying!

Here are my mother's and aunts names as well as the men they married:

Lorraine (1913) and Lyle

Loretta (1914) and Earl (born 11 months after Lorraine)

Dolores (1915) and Charles (Charlie)

Eleanor (1916) and Leo (my mother) (born same month, one year later, as Dolores)

Frances (1917) and George

Are these dated or what??? I don't like any of them, males included.

Their parents' names were Emma and Louis.

Last edited by Lodestar 77; 07-20-2014 at 11:08 PM.. Reason: made a plural word plural. did I do correctly?
 
Old 07-21-2014, 12:50 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Gladys.


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