In my post ‘spearfruit’, I wrote the following –
In 5 days, I will be publishing a post to introduce my husband to you. The name spearfruit was created by me and relates to him. I have a pet name for him, no it is not spearfruit; but spearfruit is the name that came from his pet name.
Here are some hints – see if in the next 5 days you can figure it out:
Breakdown my blog name into 2 words
Find the meaning or history or definition of 1 of those words
For the other word, find the surname that is associated to it
Once you have figured this out, you have found the pet name for my husband. If you are unable to figure it out – that’s okay, I will reveal it to you in 5 days.
Good luck my friends!
In today’s post, I write the following –
In my ‘to expose me’ series, I slowly identified myself to you. There were the hands, the feet, the wrinkles, the hair, the body, the location, the voice and yesterday I exposed all of me.
Today I want you to meet my husband.
Were you able to figure out his pet name or maybe his first name? My husband’s name is Gary and I call him garyberry!
behindthename.com has the following meaning and history about the name Gary –
From an English surname which was derived from a Norman given name, which was itself originally a short form of names beginning with the Germanic element ger meaning “spear”.
Wikipedia.org has the following definition about the word Berry –
In everyday language, a berry is a small, pulpy and often edible fruit.
So you see, my blog is named after my husband; Gary – garyberry – spearfruit.
Besides being a wonderful, patient and kind man – he puts up with me – no one else would.
Here are some interesting facts about Gary –
Born in Salem Mass – known as the site of the Salem witchcraft trials of 1692.
Lived down the street from ‘The House of the Seven Gables’, which is associated with Nathaniel Hawthorne and his famous novel by the same name: published in 1851.
High School Valedictorian
Syracuse University – New York: Bachelors of Science – Major: Pharmacy
Northwestern University – Boston Massachusetts: Masters of Science – Major: Business Administration
5 years in ROTC
Pharmacy Officer, Flight Platoon Leader, Black Hawk Helicopter pilot for Medical Air Ambulance where he provided MEDEVAC support during President Reagan’s visit to the Republic of South Korea and in 1989 commanded the 214th Medical Detachment for “Operation Just Cause” – the invasion of Panama; that deposed leader Manual Noriega as dictator of The Republic of Panama.
He also served as Assistant Airfield Commander, Program/Budget Analyst to the Army Surgeon General, with other positions including Hospital Controller, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Healthcare Policy Analyst.
In his long army career he was stationed in Germany, South Korea & Panama and traveled extensively throughout the world, having visited 75 countries.
He retired as a Lt. Colonel after 22 years in the army.
This is my husband Gary, or to me garyberry.