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Old 04-24-2012, 09:49 AM   #29
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I find it difficult to 'humanize' an inanimate object. Oh, I've tried but our convertible is still a 'Buick' and our trailer is an 'Airstream'. I do make an effort to say Airstream rather than trailer. We, together, my wife and I with our convertible tow vehicle and Airstream are, FreshAir.

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Old 04-24-2012, 10:32 AM   #30
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Oh, I've tried but our convertible is still a 'Buick' and our trailer is an 'Airstream'. I do make an effort to say Airstream rather than trailer. We, together, my wife and I with our convertible tow vehicle and Airstream are, FreshAir.

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I stopped saying 'the Airstream' when I was talking about camping and such because I thought it would me sound stuck up or like I was name dropping to impress people.
But once it comes out that we have an Airstream, people always seem to say "You can't call it 'the trailer', it's an Airstream!"
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:42 AM   #31
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We haven't tried to name the Airstream yet.

The truck, on the other hand, being all white, has been nicknamed "The Yeti". We don't use it often, but if one of us says "Yeti" the other knows what that means!
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:46 AM   #32
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We were trying to decide what to name our new baby when I stumbled upon a note pad in one of the storage bins. One of the previous owners had scratched down some notes of things he wanted to accomplish with it. The title was "Don't mess with Ethel".

A few minutes later, the wife pops her head in and says "What should we name her??" I said nothing... just handed her the notepad and she smiled and said "Ethel... awesome."

Some more digging found more gold. I found a manilla envelope stuffed with instruction manuals, receipts for things purchased, and PICTURES of 'ol Ethel in her prime.

As best I can tell, I'm the fourth owner of her and she's been in Arizona, North Carolina and Miami before settling with us in Tampa.

Cheers to you, Ethel!
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:55 AM   #33
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We were trying to decide what to name our new baby when I stumbled upon a note pad in one of the storage bins. One of the previous owners had scratched down some notes of things he wanted to accomplish with it. The title was "Don't mess with Ethel".
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:57 AM   #34
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Thumbs up "Cloudsplitter"

We love to camp in the Adirondack Region of NYS.

Tahawus is the Native American name for the "High Peaks"

Airstream....Cloudsplitter somehow the name just seemed to fit.

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Old 04-24-2012, 10:59 AM   #35
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I stopped saying 'the Airstream' when I was talking about camping and such because I thought it would me sound stuck up or like I was name dropping to impress people.
But once it comes out that we have an Airstream, people always seem to say "You can't call it 'the trailer', it's an Airstream!"
Riiiiight! An Airstream is NOT just another trailer.......so I'm 'stuck up'.....a little.

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Old 04-24-2012, 11:40 AM   #36
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The Grade school I attended for seven years where I grew up had a playground designed and built by parents of the students - painted concrete block built, with pipeline tunnel sections, ramps, etc. with an amphitheater built for small children attached, kind of a pre-chutes & ladders board game made real. I *believe* it was built in 1949-50 and had a photo spread in Life Magazine as the first of its kind in the World. Everyone called it "The Project" and it was a favorite place...

So guess what the loose formation of aluminum in my backyard is called in this household?
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Our's is Minerva, because:
1. We're big Disney fans, and Minnie Mouse's original/real name was actually Minerva Minnie Mouse (little known fact).

2. There's this wonderful quote from Thoreau (which we feel is very, very applicable to us, since we full-time): "And when the farmer has got his house, he may not be the richer but the poorer for it, and it be the house that has got him. As I understand it, that was a valid objection urged by Momus against the house which Minerva made, that she "had not made it movable, by which means a bad neighborhood might be avoided"; and it may still be urged, for our houses are such unwieldy property that we are often imprisoned rather than housed in them;"

3. She's a teacher and Head of Gryffindor House in Harry Potter, one of the few book series that my wife and I both love.
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Old 04-24-2012, 12:02 PM   #38
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What's in a name?

I happened to remember a photo that I scanned and uploaded to my Forums album several years ago. The photo was taken in late 1968 or early 1969. I am holding the pony's lead, and "Miss Mary" is in the background . . . due to the scan quality of the photo, I can't tell for sure, but I think Mary is standing just inside of the open door to the coach looking out (I have four photos taken about the same time and I am not sure which one I uploaded).



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P.S.: The 1966 Oldsmobile Jetstar 88 parked in front of "Miss Mary" was our family car at the time, and the 1960 Plymouth Valiant belonged to our farm manager of many years.
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Old 04-24-2012, 12:44 PM   #39
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It came to us with the current color scheme so we call her 'The Turd'.
Hope to paint her some day then the name would change.
Let me run this by you.
Our last name is pronounced 'low c'
And depending how you pronounce Argosy,
It could be 'The low c - r go c'
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Ours is Ohana, which means, essentially, "family" or an extended family unit. She has vanity plates and plenty of Polynesian-Hawai'ian deco to match the theme.
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Ours is Ohana, which means, essentially, "family" or an extended family unit. She has vanity plates and plenty of Polynesian-Hawai'ian deco to match the theme.
Ohana is also a restaurant as Disney's Polynesian Hotel
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That's a fun restaurant. Sucker for coconut shrimp, I am.
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