Friday, November 4, 2011

"What's in a name?"

The girls are heading to new homes today.  I always miss seeing them right outside my window, watching them play, watching them move as a group.

This week was a visit with the past.  My sister and I visited great grandmother's grave yesterday.  She rests near a small country Church in an area where her family lived since the early 1800's.

We then traveled on to a country store....still in operation after many years.  We were allowed to take a few photographs and look through the ledgers that were all a part of this store's

the past....

......and today.

 This leads me to the thought "what's in a name?"... The history and stories behind the names.   Not too far from my home is an area called Ripntuck Road.  The story behind this name was as follows:  A family with two sisters lived in this area and between them they had one good dress, not their every day clothing.  Of the two sisters, one was tall and slender, the other a bit shorter and weighing more.  Whenever one of the sisters needed to travel to town they needed to rip and/or tuck the one dress.

Please write if you have an unusual name of an area near you.  Is there history behind the name?  When you are traveling an area do you take notice of the names?

As the work continues ....the antlers are coming along!

  And to each of you have a happy rug making weekend,,  restful, or both......whatever you require!


Julia said...

What an interesting post. Ripntuck. The sisters were very resourceful. I bet that they didn't take clothing for granted like we do thee days.

I can't say that I have a place in mind at the moment that I can remember how it got it's name. JB

TheCrankyCrow said...

Those antlers are looking awesome - so realistic, I can almost feel their coolness and smoothness. I love names too - one of our nearest towns used to be named Jenny - after an Indian princess that died from the influenza brought by the white folk....there's a tale of a curse her father (a chief) put on the land she was buried near - and how the mansion later built there is haunted.....But that whole story is a novel in itself! Have a great weekend! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Courtney said...

Great story about the shared dress! I like to collect place names. When I'm working on a book (children's mysteries) I love to add names just like this to the tale.

Great hooking job on those antlers!

leLoops said...

Julia, Robin, Courtney, thank you for adding to this blog!
Courtney, I'd love to read one of your children's mysteries.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Lee ~
What a fun post. Thanks for sharing!
Hugs :)