{Today's Letters}

Thursday, February 02, 2012


Today's Letters: Dear Mr. Loerke, yesterday after work you drove around our neighborhood looking for me on my run. This made me feel loved and FAST like jack rabbit. Dear Dallas Homies, every Monday The Velvet Taco is offering their local rotisserie chicken for half price. Just knock, knock, knock on their back door, hand them 10 dollhairs, and in return they'll give you everything pictured above. BAM! Dear Opal Apples, three points for being the first yellow apple I've ever liked. Two points for having a name that reminds me of cutie grandmas and Isotoner slippers. Dear Husband, the longer I'm married to you the more I realize that within every man lies a boy who will forever enjoy scabs, nakedness, and toots. To the moon!

Don't you just love the name Opal? Sounds like an old soul. My grandmother's names were Anne and Miriam. What were yours? PS, don't forget to set your DVR's this Saturday to see Bon Iver perform on SNL!

62 comments:

wildchild said...

ooh I wish I was around to get that chicken!

And opal is the sweetest name. My grandma's names are Karen and Ildra. Adorable.

Carol B. said...

Emma and Anna.... sweet.

Stephanie Leann said...

Miriam reminds me of my days in property management, a resident had the name Miriam and she was the sweetest, most delicate woman. My grandmother's name was Leann, which is where my middle name comes from!

Amanda said...

I love old lady names...My grammas were/are Vera and LaRue.

Eva said...

Theresia and Zither :-)

the bergmans said...

Marlene and Mary Lou and then I gained Thelma when I got married! :) Thankful for grandmas!

Gen said...

My Grandmothers name was Miriam too.
The other is Geneva, like me!

AmandaStretch said...

My grandmothers are Elaine and Juanita Lillian. I plan on naming my first daughter Lillian. :)

dhhargrove said...

Alma Fay and Elouise. Thank you for the "memory spark" for these two amazing ladies!

Molly said...

I have a great-uncle named Opal. Yeah, uncle. He was one of 16 kids and we think they kind of got tired of naming them. His sister (my grandma) was Margie and always told us she just didn't have a middle name, but when she died and we pulled out her birth certificate it said "N" for middle name. Maybe they meant to say "nothing" or "none"? We have no idea. Oh, and best name in the fam was definitely Opal and Margie's mom: Fluretta Ledora.

PS: Where do you buy cardamom pods in dfw? I can't find them anywhere and I want to make your chai recipe.

Kate said...

Grandmaw Georgia & Nana Marie :)

Cat @Perpetual Perfection said...

My grandma's name was Beulah May. Can it get anymore country than that! I love it though. Her sister's name was Ruby. Quite the pair. Literally my favorite blog. Thanks for being so encouraging!!!

Anonymous said...

Ruby Pearl and Elsie Elizabeth!

Mindy said...

My Grans were Mary, Julia and hubbys Dorothy and Billie. I love old fashioned names. We named our daughters Ruby and Elsie.

Heather The Great said...

Love some of these names I am reading in comments. They have such depth.

Mine were Delma and Ora...yep Ora. Like someone else said, love the sweet memories that just saying their names can evoke. Thanks!

Does anyone on here know how I can receive notices in email when other comments are added to blogs I comment on? I sometimes ask questions and forget to go back and check. Is it possible?

BBrady said...

I'm going to have to give backdoor chicken a try!

My grandmothers are Donna and Vincine.
Opal is my birthstone and I JUST LOVE IT.

Kate said...

My Grandmothers names were Jesse and Ioleen. One I never met and the other I do not remember meeting her.

Jennifer said...

I love grandma names!! Mine were Ardis and Betty.

Excited for Bon Iver on SNL too

Kimbojamma said...

Hazel and Mary Fern. My friend's mom's name is Annie Missouri. Love that, reminds me of those old John Wayne movies my husband watches where the cowboy names were Colorado and Mississippi etc. Must have been a fad back in early days to name your children after states.

Elizabeth said...

Oooh I like Opal as well. My grandmothers were/are Patricia Charlotte and Helen Louise.

Danny said...

Charmaine and Juanita

dede said...

My grandmothers names were:
Bessie Faye and Mamie Dea...

@Danny: my sister's name is Charmaine...I love that name.
Her son-in-law played the song "My Charmaine" when he married her daughter...

Anonymous said...

Brenda and Beverly:) and great grandma billie jo.


-joc

Amanda Jenae said...

My grandma's names are Ruby and Patsy! I love older names, they seem to have so much character!

Stacy said...

Dora, Jean, Nelle, and Edith. I also had an aunt Thelma. Cute story - we called Edith "Grandma Cookie" because she'd send bags of cookies home with us whenever we'd come to visit.

Jenn said...

Rose and Myra. :)

Rose was married to my grandfather, Jack. And their love story was even better than the movie!

Today's Letters said...

i'm loving all of these names! if only we could all eat a meal together and get to know them.

KB said...

Love the name Opal! My grandma's are Jeannetta Mozel Honea (what a name!) and Bernice (RIP).
That chicken looks delish! Know of any yummy places in Ft. Worth?

Serene said...

Anita and Cecilia. Great-gram was Margaret. :)

Today's Letters said...

molly, try the bulk spice section at whole foods or central market.

kb, i'm not as familiar with FW as i should be ... sorry!

nicole said...

ethel and doris

Robin said...

My grandmas were Agnes and Willie. My grandma name is Birdie. There is nothing like hearing a three year old say, "I lub you, Birdie"!!

mackenzie said...

carol and eleanor :)

Mrs. Marcello's Blog said...

Super stoked for Bon Iver! Thanks for the reminder!

Teresa said...

Mine were Nadene and Geneva...both from the hills of Kentucky!

The Cliffords said...

Mine are Leslie Ann and Faye. We named one of our daughters Adah, an old name. Everyone always comments that it was their aunt or grandmother's name.

Sweet Tea and God's Graces said...

Wishing I didn't live 4 states and waaaaay too many miles away from Dallas so I could score on that Velvet Taco Meal. Yum!
And my grandmother's names are Donna Louise and Barbara Jean.

Tammy said...

Inez and Nell. Unfortunately Inez is no longer living which breaks my heart because I miss her a lot, she was a fabulous cook! I'm grateful to have her cooking skills or maybe I should say my hubby and kids are lucky for that. Luckily, Nanny Nell still is with us. Grandmas rock literally and so do you! Love your blog!

Brie H. said...

Love grandma names! Mine are Lucille Octavia (Lulu) and Mary Veronica (Molly)

Amanda said...

My sweet grandmother's names are Lilla and Myrle. Love, love the sound of old names! My husband and I love them so much that we decided we wanted an old, Southern name for our baby girl. Our only criteria was that it had to of fallen out of popularity before the 1950's. So we decided on Maybelle Jean, and she is called anything from Maybelle to May to May Jean.

This list is giving me some great ideas for when kid #2 comes around. :)

Danny said...

Oh and my great grandmothers were Onelda and Anna Mae, and my great aunt was Ila Mae

Rebecca said...

I miss my sweet Grandmothers!
Their names were Leatrice Mary (Pat) and Addie Elizabeth (Betty or Liz)
And my husband's Grandmothers were Evangeline (Vange) and Helen.

Opal is awfully sweet :)

Craig said...

Grandmothers were - Letha and Irene. Great grandmother was Alma.
And had a great great great g father-- name of Fleming.. Flem for short.. Civil war era..

meatbagz said...

My gram's name is Alice. I still sort of wish I'd named my baby girl that, although she's much more of a Molly (so I guess we did all right by her).

Samantha said...

my abulea's names are Clemecia and Martha. i have the cute, mean gramas. :)

Karen said...

Pauline and Lila <3

Anonymous said...

My grandmothers were named Eulah and Dorothy!!

Julia Hodges said...

My grandmother's are Laura Nell and Julia. We call Laura Nell, Nonnie and Julia, Judy. Happiness is a good relationship with your grandmother. I love both of mine dearly.

~*~Diana~*~ said...

Gramma names are the best!!!! We have Menodora & Christine and Myrle & Ruby. I love classic names....there are such great ones listed here!

Anonymous said...

Gertrude and Rita (long i) Lee. My MIL and her sister (same generation as my grandparents) are Ruby Mae and Willie (later changed to Willa) Belle - not names that made the leap to the 21st century.

Caroline said...

Myra Nell and Dorothy Marie. Presh.

Team Todhunter said...

You are killing me with all the ymmuy food posts and I can't come and partake. I just drool over all your food options!

Ashley said...

My grandmas' names were Joyce and Leone, but we called them JaJa and Nonnie.

Ames said...

you know your mother in law's first name is Opal...

Traci said...

Eddye, Myrt and Alice....sassy and unique ladies (just like their names!)

Sarah said...

I have a Grandma Johnnie and a Grandma Bill. They both changed their names legally because they disliked their original names. Otherwise, I would have had a Grandma Leola, which would have been hard to say as a little kid....

kceedot said...

My grandmothers name is Anita Wood. Literally. It's one of my favorite facts about her.

sadie t said...

hi. :) first of all, i love your blog. secondly, thanks for the bon iver reminder! thirdly, my grandma's names were Tommie Helen and Eula Mae. (i'm from the south...)

Susanamjohn said...

My grandmothers were Opha (she hated it!) and Elizabeth...my husbands grandmothers were Willie and Ernie! I love your blog, btw!

JLC said...

My grandmothers names are Debra and Janet, my great grandmothers names were Martha and Eleanor. Great Great Grandmothers name was Laro, the end sounds like an "a" not an "o".

But my grandfathers names were my most favorite, Earl Jay, Pascal Ray, great grandfathers name Arlo, great great grandfathers name? Elmo. (it's my dad's middle name)

Mindy said...

My great grandmothers cwere Edrie and Pauline. Bess and Betty were my grandmothers. My sweet grandmother in law was named Geneva. She hated it , but I think it is sweet. I have one grandmother living and I miss the rest dearly.

Anonymous said...

Virginia Lee and Ruth Helen. And I was almost named Virginia Ruth. I bypassed that one. But I miss my grandma Ruth. I always loved her name meant friend!

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