September 12, 2005
Our Grandma Grantham was a nicknamer and to the best of my recollection my little sister, (Marsha), was the only one to escape one of her nicknames.
My older sisters, (Mary and Margie), were tagged with Mitsy and Bitsy. I’m still not real sure where those names came from.
(Margie had another nickname the nurses at the hospital gave her, but I am keeping that one disclosed for now since she is my fellow middle sibling).
My older brother, (Doug), was knighted Casey, as in Casey Jones.
Little Donny used to tease Grandma by calling her Granny, so she got even with him by nicknaming him Tubby.
She nicknamed me Speedy after the little Alka-Seltzer animated guy on TV at the time because I was born so fast Mom didn’t have a chance to make it to the hospital. (I was born at home with a little help from Dad and the neighbor lady).
So here is a vintage 1960’s photo commemorating the Brothers Jones of yesteryear… Casey, Speedy, and Tubby.