I’ve been enjoying visits to other wind recently.
Aside from the beautifully designed site, there is a journal:
I usually work with older records, from the time before ID, when people weren?t even forced to decide on a consistent surname spelling. I like reading the old names and keep a list at work of the funny or illustrious names I?ve found. I can?t remember them all at the moment, but these three have stuck in my mind:
Ananais McCoy Ananais is a name that needs reviving, for all the strong, silent men.
Prettiman Jones I pronounce this one ‘Pretty Man’ and see a smooth talker, gorgeous, African-American, tipping hat and winking at ladies.
Mordecai Mendinghouse This name needs to have its own poem, complete with a lonely, serious, bearded man, stocky in his black hat and suspenders, clopping slowly up a dirt road into town in his horse-pulled wagon. He likes his horses.
Now I’m hoping that Wendy is going to tell us more about Aunt Faye…