What’s in a name?
Including: Fun facts to know and tell
Al B of Hartland writes: “The most common names for new babies in my neck of the woods are Adalyn, Alexander, Anna, Aria, Asher, Ava, Ayden, Bennett, Brooklyn, Charlotte, Emma, Genesis, Henry, Isaac, Isabella, Kinsley, Jackson, Liam, Madison, Mason, Oliver, Olivia, Paisley, Sophia and Zoey.
“I haven’t encountered a single Primghar. Primghar is a fine name.
Continue reading “Popular baby names today, from Adalyn and Genesis to Paisley and Zoey: What, no Primghars?”
A midday diversion for you: An interview with the Monopoly thimble … Continue reading “Matinee Idle (Vol. 1, No. 49)”
Fun facts to know and tell
Anglo-American History Division
Dr. Chrysanthemum writes: “Subject: What is George Washington’s birthday? February 11, 1731, or February 22, 1732? The answer: both days!
Continue reading “Riddle us this, Bulletin Boarders: How was George Washington 1 year and 11 days old on the day he was born?”
Eos: “My sled was a long, sleek Flexible Flyer, the wood well worn by years of use. It was a beauty. That thing was so easy to control, and could turn on a dime! Continue reading “Devil’s Hill: “It was awe-inspiring! It was gigantic!” It was perfect for a Flexible Flyer . . .”
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