vendredi 4 février 2011

Here is a picture of my beautiful sister Leah and me. This was summer of 2003 or 2004, age 23 or so, when I went out to visit her in California (before she moved to Thailand).
Can you tell we are sisters?
PS The correct response to yesterday's name guessing game was:
It is an old German name, pronounced (get this) Al-o-wish-us.
My grandfather promised his fortune to whichever of his kids named a grandchild after him. Nobody did. Probably for several reasons:
- There wasn't much fortune
- He was probably joking anyway
- Who wants to name their kid Aloysius nowdays?
I remember once we were having a family reunion when the phone rang.
"May I please speak to Mr. Smith?"
"Which one?" (there were about 10 Mr. Smiths present in the room)
Hesitant pause. "Al-oy-seee-us?"
"Dad, it's a telemarketer for you!"
So congratulations to chcmichael from Our House in Provence !

2 commentaires:

Dedene a dit…

Hi! Stopping by to see if you're surviving the winter. I can see your thoughts are somewhere warm.
My motivation for blogging has gone down the toilet for now. Hope to talk to you again in the Spring.

chcmichel a dit…

Thanks for the congrats! I have to be honest...Google is an amazing tool...just Googled "German names starting in AL and up popped a dozen or so. And yes, there is a big family resemblence between your sister and you.

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