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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 05:50 PM
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RADFORD!!!! in the big dance
Radford 108
VMI 94

My wife is a Radford alum :bounce:
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 06:03 PM
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1. Damn! My daughter went to Radford her first year.
She hated it.
I think she mainly hated being so far away from home (NH) and her boyfriend (she eventually married him) at Yale.
It was her choice to go there.
They had a degree in fashion design and back then that's what she thought she wanted to do.
She changed her mind.
Duh.
:eyes:

She wound up at UCONN, just 45 minutes from New haven and and hour and a half from home.
PERFECT!
;-)
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 06:05 PM
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2. trof, that is TOO funny.
A lot of TMs friends are at Radford and I attended UCONN for grad school.

Small world, my friend.

How's Charlotte and Jack? Needing some new pics, dude.
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 06:21 PM
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3. GET OUT! (Read on for Charlotte story.)
Seriesly?
;-)
Yeah, almost microscopic world.

Thanks for asking about the grandkids.
You keep up!

Charlotte now recognizes our president on TV.
She points and declares "OMAMA!"

They were down in the Caymans last week.
What can I say? My son-in-law brings in a VERY good salary and his law firm seems to be thriving, even in this economy.
Good for them.
No apologies.
:-)

Anyway, Charlotte sees a slender black guy walking by and points and says 'OMAMA!'.
Ha Ha, LOL, and all that.

"Not so fast, dad.", my daughter says.
"Anytime she sees an 'older gentleman' she says "Hi, Baba!".
That's her name for...me.
:-)
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 06:59 PM
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5. OMG, how cute!!!!!
My kids called my dad Baca. No idea why. TM coined it when she was about 10 months old and it stuck. He loved it. All of his grandbabies called him that.


And I bet her 'Hi Baba' at seeing an older gentleman is simply wishful thinking. :hug:
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SallyMander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:02 PM
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6. !!!

I was the first grandkid, and called my grandfather the same thing! But it got spelled Bakka for some reason. Then someone told me that means grandfather in Greek??? Not sure if that's true, but weird nonetheless...

:hi:
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:09 PM
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7. Isn't that wild?
No idea where she got it. I think it was something she could actually pronounce. My mom was Nana, which is pretty easy to say.

Have to say, my dad loved that they made up a name for him.
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SallyMander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:25 PM
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8. That's become a tradition on my dad's side of the family

The first grandkid "names" the grandparents. My great grandparents were known as Bumpa and Meema, and my grandparents were Bakka and Gaamaa. LOL! I imagine that would be a lot more fun for the grandparent than just saying "call me Grandpa." :D
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 08:53 AM
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10. Baba:
Baba (Hindi: बाबा; Urdu: بابا ; Father; grandfather; old man; sir<1>) is an honorific used in several Asian cultures. It is used as a mark of respect to refer to Hinduism ascetics (sannyasi) and can also be used as a suffix or prefix to their names.<2><1> Baba is also a title accorded to the head of certain order of Sufi monks.
:-)
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:28 PM
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9. My wife's degree is in fashion
we met when she went back to school to become an accountant
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 06:22 PM
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4. Radford over VMI IS a pretty big deal.
Congrats!
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