1/15/08

Take a Picture Tuesday--How Did I Get The Nickname Pooh?

One of the first nicknames I acquired in my life was "Pooh". But I'm not sure the origin of this nickname. It could have had something to do with the cute yellow bear I am holding in the above picture.

But, I'm 44 years old, and grown men who were friends of my dad see me around town and still call me Pooh.

I like it, though. It reminds me of Dad. And I like that these old friends of dad still like to call me by that nickname. It was always used as a term of affection.

So, Raymond Pert and Inland Empire Girl, what are your memories of me getting the nickname Pooh?

3 comments:

Inland Empire Girl said...

I was called Boo Boo or Boob from Yogi Bear's sidekick plus one time on the road to Orofino I saw a baby bear and called it Boo Boo. I guess Dad got a kick out of that. I guess the bear theme stuck plus you did love your Winnie the Pooh. I think the two names sounded similar and were two names that Dad could pronounce and not get "tougue-tied" over.

MarmiteToasty said...

I so LOVE it that you have endless old photos of you and your family, I LOVE seeing them, I only have but a handful of old photos that I found in the dustbin at my mothers house just before she moved.... I treasure them, they are my past as as good or bad as it was, its all a part of me.......

x

raymond pert said...

Loaded diapers. :)