Growing up, we all had nicknames. Boys and girls alike. No one ever questioned why. It just seemed to be the natural thing. That was, until we reached those teenage years and outgrew them; or, when people started making fun of us because of our nicknames.

Transcending time with memories and irises

Larry French

For the boys in our neighborhood, nicknames such as, Bo, Bubba, Shorty, Mumbles and Skippy didn’t give us much cause for concern.

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