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  •  Condolences... (14+ / 0-)

    ... to Jonathan Turley and his family in the loss of their lovely dog, Molly.  [Some of my favorite people had/have dogs named Molly.]  It had seemed like she would recover from being hit by a vehicle..., but the internal injuries were far more extensive than the initial exam and treatment, and she was in pain, so she was euthanized with the Turleys there loving her right up to the end.  Molly was only three.

    Turley's story about having "Professor Molly Turley" as a guest lecturer at one of his classes at this link.  This is funny, sweet, and endearing.

    Turley's message to the fellow who hit Molly.

    Turley's message to the people who blog on his site and sent their condolences, and comments for those who grieve with them.

    I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

    by NonnyO on Thu Mar 14, 2013 at 06:51:17 AM PDT

    •  My grandmother's name was Amalie. (5+ / 0-)

      Molly to everyone who knew her.

      Molly is a great name among humans too.

      I believe in democracy, civil liberties, and the rule of law. That makes me a liberal, and I’m proud of it. - Paul Krugman

      by Gentle Giant on Thu Mar 14, 2013 at 07:12:39 AM PDT

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      •  One of my earliest Norwegian ancestresses... (5+ / 0-)

        ... was named Mali... pronounced the same as Molly.  :-)  The i is pronounced with a longish e sound.

        I wouldn't be at all surprised if the Vikings brought the name to Ireland and England where the name is found in some abundance.

        There were a few Amalies and Emilies in side lineages, but not my main trunk of the pedigree.  I've seen Emily a few times in side lineages once they got to this side of the pond.

        Abigail was a favorite name in colonial New England, and I have a few direct ancestresses named Abigail.  I love the name.  I also have Hannah, Lydia, Esther (more than one), Elizabeth (more than one), Prudence....

        Anne or Anne pronounced like Anna - several.  The English and American's don't pronounce the final vowel, but they do in Scandinavia where the sound for their long e is a soft 'ah' sound.

        The study of names becomes a fascination all its own after a few years of doing genealogy research!  :-)

        I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

        by NonnyO on Thu Mar 14, 2013 at 07:36:49 AM PDT

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        •  I've met more women with my unusual name (5+ / 0-)

          than I have other men. My name means "one who rules the valley".
          There are two other people, men, that I can find online with my exact first and last names. One is a Florida realtor. The other lives in Connecticut and is much younger than me. We're facebook friends. His old school friends kept sending me requests.

          I have a niece with a Gaelic man's name. She was conceived in Ireland while my brother and sil were vacationing there. They heard the name and liked it enough to bestow upon their daughter.

          I believe in democracy, civil liberties, and the rule of law. That makes me a liberal, and I’m proud of it. - Paul Krugman

          by Gentle Giant on Thu Mar 14, 2013 at 12:08:32 PM PDT

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