SHARING THE LAST AND FIRST OF THE YEAR – Marilyn Armstrong

Share Your World 12-31-18

Writing this on the last day of the year to be published on the first of the new one, so it is the last and the first. May everyone’s New Year be full of joy, laughter, health, and hope!


For the parents in the crowd:  What would be the absolute worst name you might give your child? If you’re not a parent (I’m not), then what’s the worst name you could give your pet?

I really can’t think that way. Anything his father would have given him would have been the worst name. He was fond of obscure Celtic names that no one has used in at least 200 years. Owen was a compromise.

Final house finch — Red in front and yellow in back? Is he a cross?

I let Garry name the pets. It’s safer that way.

What mildly annoying curse might you wish you could curse annoying people with?

Mildly annoying? Why bother? If it’s not VERY annoying, it’s not worth your breath!

What’s the weirdest thing you did as a child?

I was such a weird child. I have no idea. I was just weird pretty much all the time.

Last birds of the year

Do you believe things happen for a reason or are random?

Things happen for a reason or randomly. Sometimes a little of both. I think we tend to make reasons for random events because we can’t bear that something so awful happened for no reason at all.

And finally, in the spirit of New Year’s:   What’s a resolution (if you make them, I don’t) you’re making for the New Year?   How confident are you in keeping it a reasonable amount of time?

I don’t do resolutions. If I was going to make one, it would be that I make it until the next one! I sincerely hope I make it.

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Writer, photography, blogger. Previously, technical writer. I am retired and delighted to be so. May I live long and write frequently.

7 thoughts on “SHARING THE LAST AND FIRST OF THE YEAR – Marilyn Armstrong”

  1. I think a lot of parents seem to intentionally try to pick the worst possible names for your child. I think way too much thought goes into what one or both parents think makes them happy rather than “Is this a name my kid’s going to be embarrassed by later in life?”

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  2. Thanks for Sharing Your World. I asked the name question because when I worked in the medical support staff field, I’d see A LOT of names that had me going “What the hell were those parents thinking?” Ex: Harry Balls. Yeah. You thought THAT one out with a lot of sensitivity towards your child. There were loads like that. Happy New Year’s Marilyn. It simply cannot get worse, so we’re due for the upswing, right? Hang in there! We need your photos and your wisdom.

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