What’s In A Name?

Too late for What’s In A Name? It should have been yesterday, the fifteenth! And once we could land men on the moon! (Twelve in all. When will the 13th be there?)

Mrs. Publicist: How about Boutette, the surname of that somewhat iffy Louisiana family in THE SOUND AND THE FURRY?

Pete (in his Spence voice): Good choice. I love the Boutette brothers! Baron (aka Frenchie), Duke, Lord, and Ralph.

Mrs. P: Ralph being the good one.

Pete: And he’s also the one that’s missing. I could have written a whole book of just the 3 iffy brothers talking. But you have to stay away from that sort of thing in the novel-writing world.

Mrs. P: Or else?

Pete: Or else the Department of Imagination revokes your card. But back to Boutette. Boute means “end” in French and so Boutette kind of means “little end.” That below-the-surface association always helps me with a character.

Mrs. P: Even if you’re the only one in on the secret?

Pete: Especially!

Mrs. P: Hmm. See you next month for another edition of What’s In A Name!




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14 Responses to “What’s In A Name?”

  1. BearSpiritDog
    9:08 am on January 16th, 2018

    The Boulette Brothers, 13 Men on the Moon, and the Department of Imagination.
    Catchy phrases! OFA never disappoints.

    Have a Great Day Everyone!

  2. Herd of Hounds
    10:26 am on January 16th, 2018

    Good morning BSD and everyone! The DDD killed the new battery in the Scooteroo so mom didn’t get to the library 🙁.
    We are ROFL between OFA and BSD. Enjoyed those bros. Always wonder where
    people come up with names for their kids.

  3. Herd of Hounds
    11:20 am on January 16th, 2018

    Here is hoping our Texas Plunderers don’t get much white stuff today. We know Midwest and East ones will get s n o w (can’t bring ourselves to say it outside of Alaska).

  4. Wose-The Small and Meek
    2:53 pm on January 16th, 2018


    Always enjoy reading What’s In a Name”! :^)

    Waiting for the snow.

    Grizz is celebrating is 61st birthday today. Ice cream cake, of course, will be involved!

    Good afternoon to all!

  5. Masquers
    3:33 pm on January 16th, 2018

    Thinking of Riõ’s friend and trusting all is well.

    Happy birthday to the Prof! Enjoy your day. ^..^

  6. Wose-The Small and Meek
    4:09 pm on January 16th, 2018

    Masquers: What you said about Rio’s Friend.

    Thanks for your good wishes to the Prof. I will pass them on! :^)

  7. BooBear
    5:11 pm on January 16th, 2018

    Hello from cold, icy somewhat snowy southeast Texas! Of course the entire Houston area shut down because none of us know how to drive in this. Don’t know how you guys that live with much worse than this regularly handle this. Mom didn’t have to go to work and she has been trying to get all the Christmas decorations taken down and put up. A very daunting task which won’t get finished today.
    Here is a picture Mom just took of deer eating the corn she put out in the snow!

  8. BooBear
    5:13 pm on January 16th, 2018

    You will have to enlarge the pic to see the deer (and the snow LOL!)

  9. Herd of Hounds
    7:06 pm on January 16th, 2018

    An inch of the white ssshiiiuff here. Girls are having fun, not so much two leggers.
    Hope our Texas friends are OK. South Carolina and East Coast we hope you will be fine.

  10. Herd of Hounds
    8:56 pm on January 16th, 2018

    Hope BSD is not subterranean. Hope BooBear has heat so the BooBurrito is still working. Watch out east coasters. Another winter storm coming.

  11. c.hobbitz
    11:53 pm on January 16th, 2018

    Amalia posted this on Facebook today and I am posting it here with her permission. Please note, she stated to me that they are mourning privately and requests no flowers, etc. However, please send your thoughts and prayers their way tomorrow evening:
    “Dear Family and Friends who feel like family – today has been hard. One of our beloved nieces has become a statistic, and her soul will now be remembered along with other Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women.
    Leonard’s grief for her, and for all our other sisters throughout the Native world has brought him to a decision.
    Tomorrow is his birthday, and also the rising of the new moon. The last time he had a haircut was 30 years ago – the same year our niece was born.
    Leonard will cut his hair off tomorrow in a ceremony of mourning, as we pray for the safe journey of our child, and every other mother’s child, sister, or friend who has become part of this national tragedy.
    His hope is that the sacrifice of something so important to him during the birth of the new moon will make his prayers stronger, will lift them to all Creation, and be a part of the healing that must happen, that must come for all the women.
    We ask you to join us in prayer tomorrow evening as the moon is born. Please help us pray for all the women, all our sisters who will never come home again.
    Thank you to all of you – the family of our blood, and the family of our hearts”

  12. c.hobbitz
    11:55 pm on January 16th, 2018

    I know this message from Amalia is being posted late. Someone can alert the blog to read it in the morning.

  13. ML
    12:19 am on January 17th, 2018

    I am here to read about Leonard’s grief. It is hard to imagine him without his braid.

    It is going down to 12 degrees tonight. I know some of you have much colder weather, but this our coldest in at least 25 years.

  14. SnowBella
    1:00 am on January 17th, 2018

    Creator: Thank you for Niece. Thank you for those who love her. Thank you for the sacrifice of Leonard’s braids. Please bless and keep her spirit. Please comfort those who are grieving her whether they be animal or human. Please let her know she is thought of in her passing. Amen.

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