Saturday, May 24, 2008

My Kingdom for a Name

Saying for the day: The name of a man is a numbing blow from which he never recovers. ~Marshall McLuhan
We are almost to the end of the alphabet picture thing. It has been interesting sorting through hundreds of old pictures trying to find just the right ones. It has brought back so many memories including my childhood and the childhood of my children.
A number of you have wondered if I would come up with a relative with a name that began with x. Today you find out.
My grandson, Pat’s last child, fits the bill. His name is Caleb Xzander Linna. The middle name can be spelled three different ways, “Xander, Xzander, and Zander”.
When he was born and they named him I thought what a stupid name.
Nobody in our family is a Xzander. Where did it come from. Apparently for some soap opera his mother watched.
I said nothing because it wasn’t up to me to name him. But I still thought it was dumb.
Today, however, I think it was brilliant. It gives me an X picture. Thank you soap opera whichever one you are
Otherwise I was stuck with x-ray. I hauled mine from Marquette to Crystal Falls, from Crystal Falls to Mayo’s, from Mayo’s back to Crystal Falls, from Crystal Falls to Oshkosh, and now they are on a shelf in the basement. So I have a right to put up a picture of an x-ray of lungs-my lungs.
Just two more letters.

The Alphabet Photo Challenge is being sponsored by Quilly at Quilly's Pacific Paradise.
X-Xzander Linna ( Caleb Xzander Linna)

( Note the white along the bottom of each lung that's Pneumonia)

#### News from Pigeon Falls-The little town in my basement where the trains still run, dragons fly, and life is back to normal . Poor Tommy UK sits all alone on the street of Pigeon Falls. There are no people, no dogs, no pigeons, not even a stray moose. n a short time he expects the dragons to fly over but that won’t make him any less lonely. He would leave but the mystery remains. He is driven by three questions.
1. Where is everybody.
2. Animals don’t fade but they leave why?
3. Why doesn’t he fade?
He runs the last driblet over and over in his mind. There has to be a clue there but there is no humming. The entire driblet seems to center in the humming. If only Tammy or the rest of the club were here they could talk it out but they seem to have all faded. If his friends faded why didn’t he?
He went over the facts in his mind again. People simply fade out. Dogs don’t but they won’t stay they leave. All animals have left. There is no humming. Altogether it makes no sense. But the answer has to be there.
Will Tommy UK solve the problem? Will the pigeons come back. Why is there no humming. And of course Is Tommy UK really the undertaker’s kid? At least one of these questions will be answered tomorrow in the News From Pigeon Falls.

Today's Link-The Pig's Lip- On Dogs and Cats and pictures.
My oxygen was in the low normal range again today. I really wish I knew what has caused it to move up because then I would continue that way of doing things. I felt so good that we went out today. I rode my little cart around Big Lots and had a good time. Then we went out to eat. I had a prime rib sandwich. In the afternoon Betty and Pennie worked on the lawn. I did a little blogging. My Classic Toy Trains issue came today. It had great layout pictures. Now I need a breathing treatment.'



Blogger Dragonstar said...

Hurray for X! Well done!
Actually, we found your X-ray very interesting, being ex (x?) medical professionals.

4:45 AM  
Blogger Janvangogh said...

Has Tommy tried humming?

5:10 AM  
Blogger Gattina said...

Unbelievable !!You even have a X - name in the family, lol ! For tomorrow I expect a Yvonne !!

5:44 AM  
Blogger Carletta said...

On my Dr. John! Those of us following your family photos should not at all be surprised to find a relative here whose name begins with X! He is a very handsome young man.
The X-ray image is a great addition today as well.

6:31 AM  
Blogger Cindy said...

That's a cute "X" . I know a Xander,too but I don't have a picture of him...

7:33 AM  
Blogger Jules~ said...

Good morning to you. Young Caleb Xzander is sure a handsome little fellow.
I am really enjoying looking around your site and I look forward to reading more.

8:17 AM  
Blogger Lori's Minute said...

I did not now his middle name had a z in it. THe lungs look fine to me....good thing I am not a doctor. See you Monday, most likely. Today we are going to see the new Indy movie.

8:37 AM  
Blogger Melli said...

Well that's gotta be the cutest little X named boy! I can't BELIEVE you HAD one!!! Amazing!

I thought that Xray was going to be about the white hairy stuff which looks like a much grander version of the scar tissue in my own lungs... I had no idea about the pneumonia! UGH! How uncomfortable!

Yep... only two more letters... but I, for one, will be back AFTER the challenge! I have fallen head over heals for your blog! And your stories!

Oh... and you are NOTHING like my EX handyman... there wasn't a godly thing about him!

So... I'm off to read that driblet ONE more time... but I know I'll never figure out what's going on it Petrovich's head...

8:51 AM  
Blogger Melli said...

It IS the Gawpo! HE NEEDS A DRINK!!! FEED him some Gawpo! That will clear things up!!! I'm tellin' ya... it's the Gawpo... Maybe if he drinks the Gawpo he'll START to hear the humming - then he can FIND it and STOP it... and when the humming is stopped... life will come back to Pigeon Falls!

8:56 AM  
Anonymous quilly said...

Melli is frightening me. I believe she is taking this whole thing a little too seriously.

Great X, Dr. John. I knew you wouldn't let us down. (Now, do you have a different relative for Z, or will we be meeting Xzander again?)

10:28 AM  
Blogger Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

Wow! He's grown into a handsome young man. Hope that's not his x-ray though.

10:45 AM  
Blogger Robert said...

Well how did I just KNOW you were going to have some family member with an X. You have been doing great with this project. We might need to do it again just so you can post all the people in your life!

10:54 AM  
Blogger tsduff said...

I enjoyed perusing your link to the Pigs Lip.

It seems like every chapter about Pigeon Falls is a cliff hanger - thank goodness you post about it every day or I'd be in unbearable suspense.

Great post with the X.

12:30 PM  
Blogger juliana said...

so you DO have a relative with an X-name (not that i ever doubted)!
great stuff!

1:41 PM  
Anonymous Alice - I Was Born2Cree8 said...

Great X. You actually have someone in your family with an X name, lol. Awesome. I thought about X-rays too and I know I have some old ones around here somewhere... but where is the questions. So I went with Xerindipity. Haha.

8:42 PM  
Anonymous Reba @ Reba's Run said...

Whoof!! If this is yur x-ray, I hope yur better now.

8:43 PM  
Blogger jmb said...

Congratulations Dr John. You came through. I can't believe you have all your X-rays in the basement.

10:33 PM  
Anonymous loisontheweb said...

OH ... DARN! X is the last letter. I really enjoyed your trip thru the alphabet.

12:38 AM  

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