Thursday, September 18, 2014

Just because 8...

Heavy rain overnight, that started just after 4 a.m. and continued until 9.30 a.m., kept me out of the vineyard today.  That's OK, it gave me a chance to catch up on some reading.
The Sunday issue of The Napa Valley Register, each week, contains a Faces & Places section which lists local births, marriages and deaths.  While I'm not quite yet at the stage of my life when I'll start scanning the obituaries (like my grandmother did), on the off chance that there may be someone listed there that I know, or rather knew, a certain birth announcement did catch my eye.  On September 3rd the world welcomed a baby boy whose surname is Bourdeaux.  Now, one mustn't confuse this Bourdeaux with the famous Bordeaux winemaking region.  This particular Bourdeaux (with it's extra 'u') is a village in southeastern France.  But one wouldn't know that if one simply heard this surname spoken.
What a great surname; "Hi.  I'm Bob Bourdeaux," (or Zane in this case), it has a certain ring to it.  I generally like surnames that are nouns (mine isn't), however, I wouldn't like to have the surname Napa for fear that people might think I'm lazy. 
Anyhow, congratulations to Mr and Mrs Bourdeaux and their 7lb 11 oz bouncing bundle of joie.

9 comments:

Dennis Tsiorbas said...

VG: LOL!
Yup! I'm like your grandmother1

Thud said...

If either of you see me in the obits, let me know.

phlegmfatale said...

Charming. That is a most excellent name, however it's spelt!

Thomas said...

Certainly better than being born a Beaujolais Nouveau.

Vinogirl said...

NHW: Yikes, how often are you successful?

Thud: Funnily enough, you'll be the first to know!

Phlegmmy: Could be worse.

Tomasso: I'm thinking 'Champagne' might be a good surname.

Dennis Tsiorbas said...

VG: Often!

Thomas said...

Thud:

American comedian George Burns in his ninetieth decade on earth used to say that the first thing he did each morning was to read the obits. If his name wasn't there, he shaved.

Dennis Tsiorbas said...

VG: Being that I don't get around as well as I would like, I spend much too much time on the internet, and sometimes I get an interesting perspective revisiting your posts considering the comments; this one made me laugh (two years later) all over again;)

Vinogirl said...

NHW: Glad to be able to amuse you, again :)