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Friday 28 August 2015

Singing the Praises of Eleanor, ETCetera

Eleanor Kerr
 Eleanor Boardman
Eleanor Roosevelt
Eleanor Mitchell

Eleanor Dark's typewriter

Above, Eleanor Roosevelt's typewriter; below, Mrs Roosevelt in New Zealand in 1910

The great Lou Gehrig with his wife Eleanor Gehrig


Ted said...

Congratulations, Grand-dad and Dad! :D

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the safe arrival of little Elly - a perfect little bundle. Happy, happy times.

Marilyn said...

Congratulations indeed Grandad! What a moving write-up, and such a priceless memento, historically speaking. Danny and Martin's children will indeed be very lucky to have you following their journeys with such interest.
And great minds certainly do think alike Robert... Ian pointed out the Turtles song to me yesterday and I actually posted the same verse in Emily's first post, but amended it to:

Eleanor Jean, I think you're swell
And you really do me well
You're my pride and joy ETCetera.

I liked that the name Jean could easily be sung instead of Gee.

And I love the t-shirt.You softie you!!!!


Unknown said...

Beautiful. Loved reading it. And congratulations to the proud parents and grandfather too.


Piotr Trumpiel said...

Congratulations to Mom, Dad and Grandad!

Richard P said...

She's so cute! And clearly, she couldn't ask for a more doting and dedicated grandpa. Congratulations.

Anonymous said...

A truly beautiful baby, congratulations. :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations all the way from Austria (not Australia).

Fleetwing said...

Your joy and love comes through loud and clear -- best wishes to you all!

And I like very much the survey of "famous Eleanors." One quibble -- the picture of Mrs. Roosevelt (a fine example for your granddaughter to emulate!) in NZ surely can't be from 1910 -- she was still a young woman then. Maybe around WWII?