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Namesake Louise, like every other baby girl in my generation, it’s no wonder I experimented early and often with different names. I know I’ll never hear the end of this, but my childhood nickname was Weezie, like every other post-war girl baby middle-named Louise. There are a lot more of us out there than you might think, but I was the one who carried the name all the way through high school and into college. People who have known me from grade school through my post-grad years still call me Weezie. It’s okay. I like it. For a while, when I was about 10 or eleven, I wanted to be Leslie,


Helen Hunt my father’s first name. Never mind women spell it Lesley. I wanted to be Leslie, but I couldn’t get anyone to call me that. So I’m making an extra special effort to call the honorary grandniece formerly known as Helen, well, Ellie. I became used to Helen as I en-


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Tidewater Times July 2013

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