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Psalm 78
. . . we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done. .
so the next generation would know them . . . and they in turn would tell their children.
Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Butcher, Baker, Microwave-Maker

Our dinner conversation the other night drifted toward the origin of English surnames that are trade names. You know, like "Smith," "Miller," "Cooper," or "Wainwright."

We ended up brainstorming as many trade-surnames that we could think of.

Taylor, sawyer, fisher, farmer, potter, and so on. Considering that we didn't stop and consult Google, we did pretty well.

Toby was eager to join in. He leaned over toward me and whispered,

"Mom. What do you call a 'microwave-builder'?"

2 comments:

Laura at By the Bushel said...

'Zapper' ha- great dinner conversation. :)

Sharon said...

This is funny. It sounds so like Toby.

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