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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 01, 1912, Image 18

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sum fun too, jud harmon. he
would like to run, and it makes
him feel very bad to have a lot .of
people think "he is pearp morgen's
the only reason in the world
they have got to .think that way is
that jud aint never done nuthing
to prove that he-aint
champ dark is . doing pretty
well with a good press agent,
which has put out sum kind of
a dog song to advertise champ,
if he gets nominated that way he ,
will be the first feller that ever
done it; and that will De sumthing
its up to woody wilsOn to have
his jools stole now, and maybe it
mite help bill bryan some to git
put out of a hotel on account of
keeping a crockbdile or' a hyena
for a pet , johriy. ,
XIX. She Deplores Foolish Names.
My Dear Daughter: And so you kept it a secret all this time
that you intended to name your baby after me if it should "be a gifj.
y That is very dear of you, my-child, but surely there is no need
of making your daughter unhappy through many years of her life
just because you love me.
Do you realize that your mother is of. the vintage when the
"Carries," the "Josies," the "Mamies" and all the other foolish "ies"
were tacked onto names of the poor unsuspecting babies. Of all
these silly names I think your mother's is the silliest Minnie.
Think of a woman of my age and dignity and presumed intelligence
answering to a name like that. It has always been a source of trial
and embarrassment to me ever since I became a woman.
I have a friead who has been the president of her state's federa
tion of clubs, who is a great suffrage worker and a woman of strong -character,
who must always sign her name "Minnie," and I never
saw her or heard her talk that I did not think how incongruous her
name was and wonder if it had caused her as much chagrin as mine
had me. Your brother, once when he came home from college, de
scribed a young woman to me as "the kind of a girl that would go
with the name of Maudiel"
I have always hoped that I was not the kind of a woman that
would go with the name "Minnie." If my life had been cast outside
my little home and family I would have changed it to "Mary" or
even "Minerva."
It is a very Important thing to name a child and you must re
member that your daughter will wear the title you give her much
longer as a woman than as a child, and while Rosebud, Violet or
Pearl may fit your bahy. now, it may not be us descriptive when she

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