Wednesday, July 28, 2010

I'm Going With Gladys



Thank you, everyone, for your name suggestions for my bike.
I enjoyed them all.

But in the end, I just had to go with Gladys, my grandma's name.

I think my husband thinks it's strange to name a bike after my late-grandmother, but look at this photo.  Is she not beautiful and vibrant and lovely and everything that a woman should be?  My new, old bike is just crying out to emulate this great, great woman in spirit.  Plus, it's red, and my Grandma always loved red.  Plus, she rode a similar bike in our parade each 4th of July (which also happens to be her birthday.)  When I ride my bike in our yearly parade, I want to honor her.  

Also, I want to be able to say, "Gladys and I are going out now.  We'll be back after a while..." and maybe she'll actually come along for the ride.

It's settled then.  Good.  Carry on.

13 comments:

  1. well, her bro who drowned in the well when only 18 months, couldn't say her name...so he'd call her Giddis. That was a name that her mom would mention. And she herself loved the story about when she was in school, and in a play as an old man. She had to memorize her parts and so she practiced at home. Jr. knew all the lines. But when he went to the play as such a wee one, he couldn't see her cuz she was in costume,,,,but as soon as he heard her speak the lines he recognized, he stood on his daddy's knees and shouted out...Giddis! Giddis! So if you wanted a familiar version of her name, and maybe more bike-friendly, you could go with Giddis (hard 'g' like 'garage') but she was always called Torchy cuz of her temperment.

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  2. now I understand your mom's personality better after reading her comments about your grandmother. seems like a perfect name.

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  3. All great reasons and it would be like she passed the torch to have you ride that beautiful bike in the parade too. Sweet all around!

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  4. Yup, Gladys is the perfect name. Awesome:-D

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  5. A beautiful bike and an even more beautiful woman! Lovely name for your bike, and I love thinking about you going out for ride with Gladys!

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  6. Gladys sounds like a perfect name for a perfectly awesome bike!

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  7. I love everything about this!

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  8. What a great tribute!

    I suppose naming the bike Scarlett would have confused things a bit =)

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  9. how awesome. i love that name. megan and amber s. were here today! and they talked about how awesome you are. i'd love to meet you someday.

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  10. Great reasoning. Beautiful picture.

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  11. I like the idea of you and Gladys going out for a ride together.
    Good choice.

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  12. Loved the line "Gladys and I are going out now, we'll be back after a while."

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