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Heather Morgan <[log in to unmask]>
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Sun, 26 Jul 2015 10:07:43 -0400
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Congratulations! I'm sure Olivia is just beautiful.
I have no children, so I named my dog Samuel!
 On Sun, Jul 26, 2015 at 09:41 AM, Carl J. Chimi wrote:
 > Folks,
> I don't post here much, although I read all the posts and feel 
> fortunate
> that there is such a band of Mark Twain scholars to which I have 
> access.
> Some months ago I wrote of my surprise and delight that my daughter 
> was
> expecting, and that the names they had chosen were Olivia for a girl 
> or
> Samuel for a boy.  They chose those names with no family references, 
> and no
> conscious awareness of any Mark Twain connection.  They just like the 
> names,
> and were surprised when I pointed out that Sam and Olivia are a famous
> couple of names to many people who love literature and American 
> history.
> Well, Olivia Rose Chimi Thomas was born this past Tuesday, July 21, at 
> 3:15
> pm.  She weighed 7 pounds 5 ounces, and is perfect.
> I could spend the next several hours gushing about how much my wife 
> and I
> love her, but I will spare you that, having been the victim too many 
> times
> of the pyrotechnic demonstrations of previous first time grandparents.
> Suffice it to say she is perfect and we love her.
> Regards,
> Carl