Popular baby names today, from Adalyn and Genesis to Paisley and Zoey: What, no Primghars?

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What’s in a name?
Including: Fun facts to know and tell

Al B of Hartland writes: “The most common names for new babies in my neck of the woods are Adalyn, Alexander, Anna, Aria, Asher, Ava, Ayden, Bennett, Brooklyn, Charlotte, Emma, Genesis, Henry, Isaac, Isabella, Kinsley, Jackson, Liam, Madison, Mason, Oliver, Olivia, Paisley, Sophia and Zoey.

“I haven’t encountered a single Primghar. Primghar is a fine name.

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“How many cream-cheese wontons do you want?” said the mother to her son. Was 40 enough? Too many?

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Keeping your ears open

Fevered Rabbit: “Subject: How many?

“We were enjoying supper at a local Chinese buffet restaurant. A mom was making up a plate for her son, who looked to be about 6 years old. She called across the tables to him:  ‘How many cream-cheese wontons do you want?’ she asked.

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Confession? “I’ve been pretty well cured of the unfortunate and unproductive habit of telling whoppers.”

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To tell the truth . . . (responsorial)
Culminating in: Out of the mouths of babes

Tuesday’s Bulletin Board opened with this note from Al B of Hartland: “I visited with a fellow the other day. He had one of those last names that are longer than they need to be. He grumped about the temperature.

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A visit from the school clown: “. . . the children were beyond any earthly restraint, and the teachers were biting their nails and nibbling on their lower lips in expectant terror.”

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Clowning around

Another circus memoir from Tim Torkildson: “News of the imminent shuttering of Ringling Brothers Circus has revived interest in the big top — not just among the exalted media, but even down to the local grade-school level. Several of my grandkids have requested my presence in their classroom to demonstrate the old slapstick razzmatazz.

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