Billy, Ricky, Rick, Rick, Duffy, Karen . . . & me

Ok guyz, stick with me and you’ll see the connections (what can I say?  It’s how my brain works).

In response to Freddie’s sorta-limerick post my Brother Rick sent his own limerick:

Dogs are incredibly likeable creatures
with many commendable features.
They sniff and they lick
and rarely get sick
whether named Freddie or Duffy* or Peaches

(couldn’t find a name to rhyme with features), Rick

Duffy, when Duffy was Duffy

*Duffy, when Duffy was Duffy who never changes and is always cute.

THEN I received the following e-mail from my high school classmate Karen:

“Okay Judy…I can’t resist playing a role in this Memories-on-Parade.  I happen to have pictures of BOTH of your secret loves…..tho not so very recent.  Bill Nelson in 4th grade and Ricky Clarke in 5th”. I went to Madison #2 and later Monte Vista “feeder” elementary schools to Camelback.  I still have a bunch class pictures from both…and therefore I am qualified to get into the middle of this fun.  See attached Smile  I’ll stay anonymous, Karen Howard L. ”

(ANONYMOUS!!!!- sorry Karen,  it’s the internet!  You are now an accomplice to my public confessions. I won’t publish your current last name to protect you a BIT).

Ricky - when it was RickY, 5th grade

Rick, when Rick was Ricky and I thought he was cute.
5th grade

Alas, Rick is no longer cute . . . he’s handsome.  Evidently I was prescient at a young age. (link)

Billy, when it was BillY 4th grade
Bill, when Bill was Billy
4th grade (now that is cute)

Link:

Past loves are incredibly lovable creatures

with many commendable features.

While making me spin

they grimace & grin 

whether named Billy or Ricky or Peaches.

(couldn’t find a male name to rhyme with features)

See! I told you it would all come together full circle & make sense to you . . . or . . . not . . .