Wednesday, July 20, 2005


I have heard several writers say that they got names for their characters from the obituary columns in newspapers.

Here are several just from the Abilene Reporter News this week: Uradean, Dovie, Jerry Jon, Lura, Ola Belle, Bethel. I guess these names were most chosen over 80 years ago, since the deceased folks were quite elderly. These are better than the odd names being given to children today like Apple and Motor.

Bible names are still among the most popular ones chosen for new borns, but I don't think I would want to be stuck with Hezekiah at any age. Samuel is a good one.

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