What's In A Name? ~ Big Paw Paw
Today's "What's In A Name?" is short and sweet. Growing up I had always heard stories of my Big Paw Paw. He always seemed bigger than life. He had died before I was born and since I only knew my Paw Paw [my grandma], I was always more than a little curious as to how my grandfather had become known as "Big Paw Paw." [Well, other than the fact that everyone needed some type of designation between my grandmother and my grandfather.] So, the other day as I was going through some old photographs, I found the one below of my Big Paw Paw from 1951, and I snickered. [Yes, I said snickered!] He looks like a used car salesman, doesn't he? Immediately I thought, "Ah. This is why he was called 'Big Paw Paw'." He kind of reminds me of what I always thought "Big Daddy" from Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" should look like. Enjoy, and have a great weekend!