Wednesday, October 3, 2018

The Name’s The Thing

Hi, everyone, Duffy Brown here.

Yesterday was National Name Your Car Day. So my question to you today is does your car have a name?

Many of you most likely remember Herbie the Love Bug, Lightning McQueen from Cars, Kit from Knight Rider, General Lee from The Dukes of Hazzard and Bandit from Smokey and the Bandit. These are just some of the famous car names that are known by millions of people.

So maybe if your car doesn’t have a name pick one. Money Pit? Old Reliable? Gas Hog? Ride of my Dreams? 

I have Sherlock 1 and Sherlock 2. I don’t really think of my cars that way. I have a Toyota RAV 4 and call him Work Horse. That car gets me everywhere. It has 4-wheel drive and has gotten me out of some pretty rotten places when I’m stupid enough to drive where I shouldn’t.

My other car is Cupcake. Not on her license plate but the VW Beetle convertible is my car of pure indulgence. I’ve wanted a convertible for fifty years and thought it was now or never as I sure don’t have fifty years left in this old body. 

Funny how I think of my SUV as a him and the Beetle as a her but I do. 

And what about other things you rely on? Do you name them? Maybe your washer and dryer? The vacuum? Your lawnmower? Your house? In England so many of the houses are named as they are on Mackinac Island.

In my Consignment Shop series the house where Reagan lives and has her consignment shop is Cherry House since there’s a big old cherry tree in the front yard. My daughter just ran into a pie shop that’s called For and twenty Blackbirds. Don’t you love it!

So tell me some neat names you’ve given things or names you’ve run across and I just might use it in Wedding Day and Foul Play.

Hugs, Duffy  

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