“Most of us have nicknames—annoying, endearing, embarrassing.
But what about your true name?
It is not necessarily your given name. But it is the one to which you are most eager to respond when called.
Ever wonder why?
Your true name has the secret power to call you.”
― Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration
What nicknames have you ever received or given? Did your dad call you Slugger or Princess? Did your younger sibling mispronounce your name, so you were stuck with your own special tag? Or maybe a coach or a teacher provided you with an amusing moniker. Share your tales here!
This strange ancestor lived to be 88 years old, and he fathered 17 children. At the time of his death, he had over 280 grandchildren, well when including grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren! What a legacy!
Upon her arrival, Marie toiled alongside her husband and helped care for the sick and tend to their farm. She was also interested in the indigenous people of the area and worked to improve the relationship between the native people and the settlers.
Grabbing the small box and my keys, I plopped down in the rocking chair. Using my house key, I scored along the tape, so I could peel back the layers of paper and unearth the surprise she had sent me.
The determined man’s hard work and dedication became evident in the colony. His medical services, his farming accomplishments, and his relationship with the indigenous people of the area helped the settlement thrive and flourish.
Well I am ready for another writing challenge, and this year I will be following Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. Looking forward to discovering more about my family and their tales.
The January Prompts
Week 1 (January 1-7): First ~ Louis Gaston Hébert: Early Settler of Quebec
Week 2 (January 8-14): Challenge ~ Marie Rollet: Pioneer of Quebec
Week 3 (January 15-21): Unusual Name
Week 4 (January 22-28): I’d Like to Meet
Week 5 (January 29-February 4): At the Library