Sunday, July 17th, 2005

My son, Samuel Mark (his name is actually quite literary, if you can guess the riddle), is now 4 years old today. Congratulations Sam.

He was presented clay as a gift and the first thing he did was roll it all into a Katamari.

6 responses to “Celebrations”

  1. susan says:

    Oh four is such a wonderful age! Happy birthday to him!

    Was the other option Clement Twain?

  2. Jayne says:


    And Happy Birthday to him and Happy 10th Anniversary to you all. And you’ve got one coming up, too, if I recall, so Happy all around.


  3. susan says:

    But Clement is a first name, and Clemens isn’t.

  4. Jayne says:

    True, Susan, true, but how many people have you known whose first name was a surname?

    And, actually, I didn’t realize that you’d actually answered Steve. I was simply saying that Sam’s name resonates Clemens to me. Oops.

    Can we edit after we post, Steve?

  5. Steve says:

    Explanations, elaborations, and clarifications are always welcome, though, Jayne.

  6. susan says:

    Yes Jayne, in my neighbor’s family it is tradition to use the maternal grandmother’s maiden name as a middle name for the firstborn grandchild. Actually, my own family is into strange names–food rather than surnames. My great-nieces are Graham, Zoee and Tatum, my great nephew, Leif. Of course I’ve nicknamed them Graham Cracker, Zoee-Doodles, Tater Tot and Lettuce Leif.