Wednesday, February 27, 2008

the name Meme

I was tagged for this meme by RevDrKate at Prairie Light. So here goes...

1. You have to post the rules before you give your answers.
2. You must list one fact about yourself beginning with each letter of your middle name. (If you don't have a middle name, use your maiden name or your mother's maiden name).
3. At the end of your blog post, you need to tag one person for each letter of your middle name. (Be sure to leave them a comment telling them they've been tagged.)

All right then. Rules are posted. So far so easy.

Middle names? Man, do I have middle names. Middle names are my middle name...oops, sorry!
Going to hedge just a little here. I have five names, and the third of them (also the third of my given or baptismal names) is the one I use, and that is a little uncomfortable; my maiden name is nine letters long, unh unh...so I'll use my second or middle given name -- which was also my mother's given name. A suitably muddle-headed Anglican compromise, I think.

A -- Anglican by the grace of God through two agencies -- the beauties of seventeenth century liturgy and devotional literature; the contrasting formlessness of the tradition I was born into
L -- Literate -- the printed word, the bound book...are my twin refuges, and have been for 60 years
I -- Introvert -- constitutionally! Painfully!
C -- Cautious, Cold, Captious, and Cranky -- too much of the time!
E -- Eldering -- accelerating, gently and gratefully, into an innocuous desuetude...I hope!

And I tag:

A -- Seeking Authentic Voice-- this is the best I can do here!
L -- Life and Times of a Preacher Mom
I -- I am Chorus
C -- Cheesehead in Paradise
E -- Exile's Return

5 comments:

Chorus said...

I spy, with my little eye, a new WIDGET!

Crimson Rambler said...

tho't you MIGHT! crafty eh!

RevDrKate said...

Oh beautifully done...as I knew it would be! Thanks for playing. You have as many names as I do. I blamed the Catholics for the fact that I have let's see....five...not counting the last one but including the confirmation one. And all saints, but one!

Jan said...

You are too cute! I so identify with introvert and anglicanism and literate, plus I might as well add eldering. . . .Good play, especially the way you tagged others!

Diane said...

fun!