Many of you have asked where in the world I've been.

All I know is that after 7 plus years of blogging and a different lappy, which I don’t like, I seem to have lost my blogging fervor.

Someday, when you least expect it, I will post again.

For those of you still waiting I say thank you.

Meanwhile, I am rather prolific on twitter. Find me: @KeethaB
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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Who in the World Am I???


Hello, Honey Child. I thought I'd stop by Miss Keetha's blog and introduce myself, but then there is a problem with that - - - - I'll get to that in a bit.

Some of you noticed that I am now gracing Miss Keetha' header. But what you can't see there is this:

I'm somewhat of a "street sitter," which is, of course, not to be confused with a street walker.

Miss Keetha befriended me while she was on vacation in the northwoods. She just walked right up to me, shook my hand, and asked my name. She's pretty outgoing like that, you know.

Anyway - - - that's where the problem started.

You see, I don't HAVE a name.

So, that's where you come in. Miss Keetha and I would love it if you would give me a name.

Please, kiddos, dream up a really great name for me and leave it in a comment for Miss Keetha to find. She will choose a winner-winner-chicken-dinner.

There might even be a little prize - - - MAYBE - - - if I can motivate Miss Keetha to send one out.



Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh My, a name? Let's see, Gertrude with an Attitude? Sorry I'm not good at this.

Jojo said...

Does this mean we can go through our list of "best" names? I love some of the great name combinations that you hear in the south. I'll stick with my mother's name: Sadie, the talking ladie, or maybe, Ladelle, she won't tell (my mom's middle name. Her last name was fun too - Wooden, couldn't or shouldn't.

This was fun!

Karla Cook @ Roads to Everywhere said...

Dear Grand Old Lady,

You look like a Millie to me! Is your name perhaps Millie? Maybe Millie Stembottom? No? Well, I'll look forward to finding out what it actually is... once you decide!

Flory said...

just a simple name Purita how is it??haha I like her!!! thanks Keetha for dropping by my blog. hope you'll visit again!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hey Keetha,
I am pretty sure I have met her too, and her name is Myrtle! Yap, Myrtle. She's a lovely old gal! Cindy

Chickens in the Basement said...

The funny thing is, she reminds me of a friend in Jackson, Mississippi. Her name is Pat. So I vote for Miss Pat. My Pat's body even looks a lot like hers!

Carol said...

Looks like an Agatha to me.

ain't for city gals said...

Her name could possibly be "Me in a few years" if I don't get on the winner winner chicken dinner...haven't heard that for a while..blackjack anyone??

Unknown said...

For some reason, the name Maude comes to mind...

Julie Harward said...

I'd name her after my aunt that looked like her...Aunt Lola! :D

Jackie said...

Matilda -- is the first name that popped into my head.

raxx a day in the life said...

Hi Keitha she looks like 'Martha the widow' lol!!

Anonymous said...

She is Miss Clarisse, a very rich widow who never had any children. Her husband died several years ago from a tragic heart attack on the golf course. She is rather eccentric, but has a heart of gold. Miss Clarisse and her husband in years past would go out dancing every Saturday night. She was a lovely dancer, everyone loved to watch her float across the dance floor with her long legs that seemed to go on forever. The tradition of the 2 married lovers dancing on Saturday evenings died when Miss Clarisse's beloved Arthur passed away. But every Saturday morning, Miss Clarisse can be found in the local hair salon, having her hair washed and beautifully styled. She has tea and scones with her friends for brunch, then heads home to rest. For you see, if you happen to take a stroll past Miss Clarisse's home on a Saturday evening, the tune of a waltz can heard floating through the air. In her large picture window, a beautiful woman in a lacy dress can be seen, dancing with her long legs that go on forever.

Angie said...

I don't know this lady in person. Never met her in fact and she is very very old. She had a husband called Dennis, a self-made millonaire, and she herself led an illustrious, if somewhat chequered, career as Prime Minister of England. Her name is Margaret of course: Margaret Thatcher.

Truly, she is just like the 'Spitting Images' puppet!

LV said...

Just a few of my suggestions:
Blue Eyed Susan,Tight Lip Annie,Prune Face Jane. I am sure you will not have any problem picking a name for her.

Anonymous said...

Prunelda McGillicutty

Kristin - The Goat said...

I went through my family names and came up with Melva, Hetty, Ophelia, and Lillian (Lil for short).

I've noticed that a lot of the names you've been given so far are very old fashioned names. I wonder if in 100 years when someone wants to name a senior citizen character they are going to immediately think "Amber" or "Brittany" LOL

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh my. As long as "Cass" doesn't turn out to be the winning name. How about Grizelda? Gert? Tondolayo?
And yes, red tail light and also -- brass window handle. Forgot that too in the B&W mosaic

Sherry said...

She's cute! She looks like she could be an Ethel Mae. Here's some other names that come to mind: Flossie, Zelda, Millie, Ida, Lavell, Lavonne or Daisy.

It will be fun to see what her name becomes!

Tootsie said...

I say that all those hilarous jokes that I get!

Tootsie said...

although...she does look a lot like my grandmother...her name is Esther haha

Debby@Just Breathe said...

She reminds me of two different women. 1) My husbands Nana who's name was Mable 2) A woman my dad knew named Mildred. They are who I thought of when I first saw your header. Those eyes, the red lips, the white hair and the jewelry are so many ladies who were born in the early 1900's when they grew older.

Brad, Carmen, Braylen and Alea Fleck said...

I think she looks like a Beatrice Lucille!!

grammy said...

Elvira Rae, Ellie Rae for nickname.
Whoa, whoa, giddyup!!!!!

Unknown said...

OHGosh, the pressure of a name... Ok, totally winging it here. I have to say, my first impression is that she reminded me of Bette Davis. She looks like she had a very interesting youth and has mellowed with age. I'll bet she is a great conversationalist with loads of facinating stories. So I'm going with one of Bette Davis' character names.

Regina Giddens (from The Little Foxes)

Charlotte Vale (from Now, Voyager)

Gabrielle "Gabby" Maple (from Petrified Forest)

Margaret "Miss Maggie" Patterson Van Allen

Daisy Appleby (The golden arrow)

or simply, "The Countess"

Can't wait to see what your end up choosing!

Thanks for your visit and your sweet words of encouragement! If it ever stops raining, I'll be able to paint something! ha!


Debbiedoos said...

She reminds me of Mrs. Hoowiggins, in the Carol Burnette show, I am pretty sure that was her....she is the original Mrs. Hoowiggins!

j said...

Lilly Fay. She looks like Lilly Fay if I have ever seen a Lilly Fay (which I haven't).

Or Lorna Dee. She is definitely a two name kind of gal.

Unless you just call her Sassy.


Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

Her name is Edna Louise. She went to church every Sunday, wearing her lipstick and pearls. She drank tea and had a lovely flower garden in her back yard. She spoke with authority in a snooty tone. Her house was a large victorian and needed a lot of repairs.

Loved your comment at Pandora's Box!!

JerAng said...

SallieMae Sitsalot
SuzieQ Streetsitter
Pearl Lou Sitterdown

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Girlfriend...

Ohhh boy...I'm feelin' the pressure here! Hehe! She looks like a "Ms. Fanny" to me!

I sure had fun reading all of the comments! Sooo many great names!!! Ohhh, you're gonna have fun, Keetha! This was a great idea! I'll stay tuned...can't wait to find out what our dear lady's name REALLY is!

Love ya,

Leigh of Tales from Bloggeritaville said...

After my aunt, Ruthie Bell Cassidy. She looks like a Ruthie Belle.

Other names of my older family members:

Rosey Holiday
Mary Rene
Margaret Buena
Preston Roth

or Clematis Club members (my friends)

Kimmie Jean
Flossie Beth

And just plain good:

Martha Jean
Glorious Hope
Kitty Mae
Martha Ann Tellebaum
Sofia Rose
Burneise Gladerpants
Margarite or Margaret
Rebecca Sue Loudermilk
Alice O'Dayley
Patricia Ann(Patty Ann)Vonstenburg

Props to Amy for the story!

Gerson & Betsy said...

Viola Louise????

Brenda said...

Madam Violet Maxine Merriweather

Named after her Great Aunt Violet who remained a spinster after losing her first and only love, Charles, the day before they were to be married because he choked on a cherry seed. (He was very tall and she couldn't reach high enough to do the Heimlich.) As he was turning blue in the face he turned and looked into the blue pools of her eyes and mouthed the words..."Well, this is the pits"!

(Get it? cherry pit? I crack myself up!)

Maxine was the neighbor who, entered, unannounced, just as her mother was in the throes of giving birth and screaming GET THIS THING OUTTA ME...NOW! Out of the goodness of her heart Maxine came close to wipe her brow. But, unfortunately, was only met by a growl--DON'T.TOUCH.ME-- and BAM!

Maxine suffered from a broken nose and 2 black eyes, but they would all get a laugh out of it in the years to come.

Sheesh, Keetha, it's 11:40 pm and I'm definitely slaphappy!

going to bed now

Trish said...

Since she is all gussied up for a party, I will call her...Waltzing Matilda!

Lori E said...

Esmerelda Gluckenchucker.
I have known her for years.

angie leverence said...

Eunice "Ukulele" Honeypots

She strikes me as someone who plans the ukulele.

angie leverence said...

Plays the ukulele, no need to plan it.

Adoption of Jane said...

Millicent the Magnificent (don't know if i spelled that right!)

Kranky Granny said...

She reminds me of my mothers step-mother. A very proper southern lady who had it all in her youth. Parents that came from old money and gave her the best education. She married well but never had any children. She attended all the best parties, traveled the world, was on the board of the hospital and several charities. Her name often appeared in the society columns.

Then her husband left her for a younger woman, she made some bad investments and found her fortunes reversed. To save her life style and her home she married a well fixed but backwoods cotton farmer with six children. Who shortly died and left her to raise his kids.

The last time I saw her she was in her nineties and keeping up appearances as best she could. She lived in her large house that was perfect from the street but the other three sides had not seen a coat of paint in twenty years. She served us a proper english tea on the large front veranda but would not invite us inside the house. She was dressed to the nines in crisp starched white linen and lace with perfect coiffed hair but the fashion was long out of style.

She corrected my english, reminded me to sit up straight and was in general stern and very formal. She never forgot a birthday. Wrote me long letters full of past family history and I adored her. I have never known anyone like her before.

Her name was Annie Mae French.

But, I also like the name Myrtle Marie or Elvira Rickmer

Debbiedoos said...

This was fun, and I can't wait to hear her name!~ You are correct your 6th graders would not make a wise decision, they would be too busy arguing who's is better and why....thanks for stopping over today!