My last name is Half an Alphabet Long

This poses problems when designing yard signs for oneself. Do I just SCREAM my first name out?


or let it rest like a little bird in the crook of my married name?


and no I’m not politicking here…don’t think you can vote anyway? But I will take your vote on the signage.

Yesterday a friend pulled a yellowed crumpled piece of paper from her Filofax… it was an article titled  OFF-SEASON: With Kurt Vonnegut; No Manual for Life as a Living Classic torn from the New York Times, September 28, 1997.

The part she’d highlighted read:

. . . When he
speaks at colleges across the country, he tells his new generation of
readers that they should stop thinking about appearing on ”Seinfeld”
or playing with the Chicago Bulls. Instead, he tells them to ”think

”Put on a play for a local audience,” he says.
”Write poetry for someone you like. Serve your community and be
content with your success within it.”

She smiled and said, "That’s what you’re doing."


6 thoughts on “My last name is Half an Alphabet Long

  1. Sarah says:

    I like that! The top one. And, you do have a realllllllllyyyyyy long last name.
    Reminds me of this guy I went to school with – his last name was Lautenschleger…. took me until 5th grade to be able to spell that name. And, I’ve never forgotten it. Yours in just as unforgettable.


  2. Retha says:

    Hey, Stace! If I’m not too late for the voting…I say yes to the second one. Glad to see you’ve decided to go for it. Good Luck!


  3. Mona says:

    Well, it seems your friend constituency has spoken on the sign. Wish we could help you on the winning…. wait we can! Give a good ole fashioned prayer to it all. Hope all those years in the district have given you some pointers on what not to do when, not if, you are elected!!
    Hope you are well…. M


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