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I guess I will have another snowy Christmas
2007-02-03 08:39
by Bob Timmermann
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2007-02-03 09:14:43
1.   Icaros
Another contrarian piece by the Timmermann clan. I hadn't even heard of Jim before today.

Is there a Tim Timmermann?

2007-02-03 09:24:04
2.   Bob Timmermann
Tim was my father's nickname, so none of my brothers or I use it. A lot of male relatives in my family have used Tim due to a generation of Timmermanns giving their sons weird names in the first half of the 20th century.
2007-02-03 09:50:20
3.   kylepetterson
Totally off topic, but this seems like the best place to bring it up. Anybody see the new "red alternate vest jerseys" being worn by next years pirates? I'm not one for fashion, but, wow, those are terrible.

http://tinyurl.com/32rclf

2007-02-03 09:51:46
4.   kylepetterson
Here's more: http://tinyurl.com/3dt3lb
2007-02-03 09:58:18
5.   Linkmeister
I've had a few people try to call me "Tim" because my last name begins with that syllable. I don't answer to it.

I've got nothing against "Tims," but courtesy demands a person's own name be used when addressing him or her.

2007-02-03 10:02:01
6.   Linkmeister
Having now read the article, to a degree I sympathize with your brother. I too got one of the pay-as-you-go phones, and I still have trouble using enough minutes not to have lots left by the time the thing needs to be renewed.

A rabbit-eared tv, though, is going further back than I care to.

2007-02-03 10:15:07
7.   Bob Timmermann
The Pirates uniforms were discussed earlier:

http://griddle.baseballtoaster.com/archives/585153.html

2007-02-03 10:30:21
8.   kylepetterson
7 Indeed.

As to your brother, I also sport the rabbit ears, I just upgraded the AM/FM radio in my Jeep to a CD player, and just bought a cell phone late last year.

2007-02-03 10:50:10
9.   Sam DC
Of course then there's this guy.

http://tinyurl.com/25dxhb

2007-02-03 10:56:08
10.   Bob Timmermann
9
I believe he's a first cousin, two generations removed.
2007-02-03 11:48:24
11.   dianagramr
2

"A lot of male relatives in my family have used Tim due to a generation of Timmermanns giving their sons weird names in the first half of the 20th century."

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1) were the sons born in the latter half on the 19th century, and therefore were the timmermann to be named later?
2) http://tinyurl.com/3alpd8

2007-02-03 12:14:31
12.   Bob Timmermann
When my father remarried, the priest addressed him as "Tim" throughout the ceremony.

I wasn't around at my parents wedding back in 1956, but I'm betting that the priest called him "Vernon" then.

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