Saturday, December 23, 2006



Mary Boykin Chesnut, Diary, June 29, 1862:
A lady interrupted with a story of schoolboys. "Don't call yourself Jule. Give your whole name." "Julius." The next boy, whose name was Bill, called himself "Billious." Then came Tom -- "Thomas." Then Jack, who knew no other way to give himself a proper name than "Jackass."
March 24, 1864:
These Virginians, with their proud names! Miss Page Walker married Captain Lee Page the other day. Now she is Mrs. Page Page. Someone said she had turned over a new leaf, but she was still the same Page.

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