Miss A’s has a double middle name as do all of our children. But how we chose her first name was how it would sound with what we knew would be her first middle name, Iris. She is named after a very special lady, our great-great aunt, Iris, my late great-grandfather’s sister. Today after church we called our very special aunt and Miss A proudly sang loudly into the phone…
“Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday dear Iris. Happy Birthday to you.” Miss A belted it out louder than any of us and Iris was tickled to hear all the kids sing. It’s unique that our children have multi-generations of family they know and are raised around on the North Dakota prairie.
And even more unique? Iris is 106 years old today. She is truly a blessing, a delight, a true pioneer and gifted woman that our children have memories with that will last a lifetime.
Iris set a high bar in our family for education, generosity, dignity, class, beauty, faith, loyalty and love. And no matter where life takes Miss A, she’ll always have the memories and stories of her now 106 year old namesake to learn to live by while blazing her own trail on the prairie.
Do you have a special namesake/ story for you or your children?
oh, congrats to your sweet aunt iris! wow! 106! quite the prairie lady!
mountain mama says
awesome! i love that!!!!
My youngest daughter has the same middle name as her Grandma (my husbands mother). My granddaughters name is Emma after my mother, Emmalean. My aunts and uncle say Ms Emma acts the same way my momma did when she was younger..hard headed!
Happy Birthday to Ms Iris! How exciting to have so many generations for you and your children to grow up with!
Van Harte Gefeliciteerd!!!
and yes this means Happy Birthday aunt Iris in Dutch!
Wow! 106 yrs is quite an accomplishment. Both of my children are named after family members. Always makes things a bit more meaningful.
This Farm Family's Life says
Happy Birthday. Love this!
Amazing-love this story!!
A Beautiful and Wonderful story!!!
Congrats on having such a lovely little family. Awesome that you can raise them out on the praire
Country Wife says
106… wow… and how cute of your daughter to sing to her!
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It’s always nice to meet another Dakotan!