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I DARE not express to you, at three hundred miles distance, how ardently I long for your return. I have some very miserly wishes, and cannot consent to your spending one hour in town, till, at least, I have had you twelve. The idea plays about my heart, unnerves my hand, whilst I write, awakens all the tender sentiments, that years have increased and matured, and which, when with me, were every day dispensing to you. The whole collected stock of ten weeks absence knows not how to brook any longer restraint, but will break forth and flow through my pen. May the like sensations enter thy breast, and (spite of all the weighty cares of state) mingle them selves with those I wish to communicate ; for, in giving them utterance, I have felt more sincere pleasure, than I have known since the 10th of Au gust.

- Abigail Adams to John Adams, 16 October 1774

It's Middle Name Pride Day, and therefore I bring you videos of my middlenamesake! Or rather... my middlenamesake, as portrayed by Virginia Vestoff. As far as I am aware, there are no YouTube videos in existence of my actual middlenamesake, unless she perfected time travel... which you know she would do, because she's awesome like that¹.

Middle Name Pride!

¹ Then she would go back and un-invent it because she would know how much I hate time travel.

srah - Monday, 10 March 2008 - 8:48 PM
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Comments (4)

gravatar alfie - March 10, 2008 - 11:56 PM -

I was middlenamed after a family member. So I don't even get fake videos of mine.

gravatar James D - March 11, 2008 - 1:15 PM -

You have a very cool middle name. There are faaar to many Marie's as a middle name.. including my wife, so don't tell her.

gravatar Jess - March 11, 2008 - 4:44 PM -

That is possibly the sweetest love letter ever. My middle name is not after anything at all. My parents just thought it sounded good.

gravatar Angela - March 11, 2008 - 4:50 PM -

I was given my middle name because I was born near Christmas... so... yay Christmas!

I just love hearing about Abigail and John Adams--they had such a loving marriage.

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