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Fri, 5 Dec 2014 20:36:36 -0800
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I welcome all accounts of how Mark Twain makes an appearance into our
lives.  Your account is remarkable....and funny!  If I didn't have complete
confidence in your dedication to truth, I'd never believe such a magical
Thanks for sharing!
Arianne Laidlaw

On Fri, Dec 5, 2014 at 8:46 AM, Carl J. Chimi <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I guess this is slightly off topic, but some of you might be amused by it.
> My lovely daughter is pregnant for the first time at 34, due in late July
> of
> 2015.  When we asked her if she had thought of names, she said if it is a
> girl they are thinking of Olivia.  If a boy, Samuel.
> Now, I've been a Mark Twain buff for over 50 years, but I'm not aware my
> daughter has anything but a layman's knowledge of him.  She seemed
> surprised
> when I made the connection for her.  Neither name has ever appeared
> anywhere
> in my or her mother's families, as far as I know.  She just likes those
> names.
> Perhaps a parent's interests rub off in unexpected ways.  This will be my
> first grandchild and I eagerly await the appearance of little Livy or Sam.
> I am retiring in mid-January, after more than 30 years in the classroom as
> a
> professor of computers in business sorts of topics.  I guess I am picking
> the right time.  I'm already making a list of Mark Twain places to visit.
> Maybe someday the little one and I will visit some of them together.
> Sorry to be off topic, but my daughter made me very happy in several ways
> when she told us this.
> Carl

Arianne Laidlaw A '58