[Sca-cooks] Silly season

Marcha nigsdaughter at satx.rr.com
Tue Jul 29 12:40:56 PDT 2008

I have a son that was born on Dec. 12 and my husband's birthday is Dec. 15. 
When he told me that he had never had a birthday party or anything special 
because of the proximity to Christmas, I "politely" informed him that that 
was "nonsense" and that he and our son would have birthday 
celebrations....and they do!
As a parent, I apologize for yours.....Happy Birthday a wee bit ahead of 
Aside from that I had to tell you that when I was born the argument was 
which Grandmother would I be named after.  Maternal was Bertha Anna and the 
paternal was Ebra Lutillia.  Praise be my parents did not chose either and 
named me after both of themselves...Mar form Marjorie and Cha from Charles. 
Marcha pronounced marsha. Yes I had "fun" with that while growing up.
I also had a paternal uncle named J.E.....
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From: <chawkswrth at aol.com>
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Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2008 2:32 PM
Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] Silly season

> If I had been a boy, I would have received the dreaded James David Moniker 
> (Grandfather and Great-Grandfather). Yes, I would have been called 'J.D.'
> Am I the only one who sees this as 'Jaded Knight' ?
> How did the family handle my Birthday? One Grandmother would send me a 5 
> dollar bill in a birthday card, and say it was for both my birthday and 
> Christmas. The other Grandmother always gave me clothes on my Birthday and 
> a toy or jewelry?at Christmas (she died when I was 14)
> Somewhere around the age of ten, I informed the parental units that my 
> birthday cakes were Christmas Cakes, not Birthday Cakes-too many snowmen 
> and Santas. I wanted a normal birthday cake...after that, I got either 
> roses on the cake, or I got Dobach (sp) from a German bakery in new 
> Orleans...I miss those cakes.
> I like the idea of celebrating Unbirthdays! It is a great way to let folks 
> know how much you appreciate them being in your life!
> Happy UnBirthday, Everyone!!!!
> Helen
> Rous <StefanliRous at austin.rr.com>
> To: SCA-Cooks maillist SCA-Cooks <SCA-Cooks at Ansteorra.org>
> Sent: Tue, 29 Jul 2008 2:52 am
> Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] Silly season
> Helen mentioned:?
> ?
> <<< I was born at Christmas time. It is only through the intervention of 
> my Mother and Aunt Ruth that sanity prevailed.?
> My Father wanted to name me Merry Christmas...?
> Our last name is Knight?
> ?
> Helen?
> MKA-Carol Knight >>>?
> ?
> At least they didn't name you "Wilde".?
> ?
> How did your family handle birthdays? One of my nieces was born on 
> Christmas day, so for quite a number of years the family also celebrated 
> her half-birthday.?
> ?
> Stefan?
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