Friday, April 8, 2011

My favorite Georges

George #1:

Remember Curious George? And all the wonderful things he could do?

I loved the Curious George books when I was a kid. Being the oldest child of conventional parents, I really loved his flights of imagination and the way he attempted to do things. Everyone knows monkeys can't fly, right? But George could fly. He did, or tried to do, anything that struck his fancy.

George #2:

My very first job in an insurance agency came about because a wonderful man named George decided to take a chance on a 19 year-old college drop out. George passed away much too early at the age of 54 after suffering a heart attack long after I'd moved on to work somewhere else. He and I remained friends, however, and would often meet for lunch: especially in the summer because we both loved the hot dogs and potato salad  lunch special at a local restaurant. I remember his birthday, September 17th, and that he called his lovely, wonderful, sweet wife the barracuda--but with a twinkle in his eye and a private grin. I remember his wife's name, too: Brenda.

You know how some names just stick with you, in a positive (or negative) way? I really like the name George.

What names do you like, and why?

1 comment:

  1. Michael, it reminds me of three men. All of them strong, funny and loving invery different ways.