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2125 21 John Andrew Steven Christopher copyLest I forget, it’s John’s birthday today. It’s tough at this time of the year. You have nothing to look forward to when you celebrate Xmas and a birthday so close together. He never complained. I have this theory on how my mother named her three sons. She told me she used a baby name book. She got down to the V’s and I think she panicked. What happens if you don’t find anything and now you have X,Y Z to pick from. So I got named Victor. And when the youngest was born, mom picked Eric. See my logical thinking  works. She wasn’t going back down to the end of the alphabet again. For the record mom didn’t pick out a middle name for me either. She stuck in the letter “T’ on my birth certificate and later told me she thought of my middle name. Oh, and it wasn’t till much later than that when I found out she lied about her age on my birth certificate. This story came to me from my mother’s younger sister, Fu Ching. Emily, the oldest of the three sisters, told my mother she was old when I was born. So she advised my mother to change her age. It’s too late now to find out the truth in all of this. So, to John, I didn’t forget.

3 responses

  1. Sid Dunnebacke

    That’s a great story!

    December 19, 2012 at 12:20 pm

  2. Some things we never find out . I thought I was adopted, or a foster child. But the family who took me in never made it legal. All my mother did was add their last name to my real name – which I never saw until I was in need of my birth certificate. I have gone by their last name, my given name, my first husband’s name and add a hyphen after my given name and added my second husband’s name. Confused yet? Sometimes having a clean slate has its advantages – no known health mental or otherwise, issues. Wishing you some joy at Christmas.

    December 21, 2012 at 3:06 pm

  3. That is quite a story! Wow! You got me beat on this. And to you and yours a very Merry Xmas and Happy New Year.

    December 21, 2012 at 3:34 pm

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