Jon without an H

Jon Noble jon_p_noble at yahoo.com
Tue Nov 18 15:20:46 EST 2003


Thanks for that, I'll use it for a sig sometime.

Jon

--- HSchinske at aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 11/18/2003 11:17:28 AM Pacific
> Standard Time, 
> owner-dwj-digest at suberic.net writes:
> 
> 
> > - --- HSchinske at aol.com wrote:
> > > By the way, I just recently read a teen novel,
> > > 1950's I think, in which a 
> > > couple of girls remark on the utter swooniness
> (or
> > > words to that effect) of the 
> > > name Jon-without-an-H. 
> > 
> > Do you remember what it was? it sounds like a
> quote
> > I'll have to use sometime.
> > 
> > Jon
> > 
> It's in _Practically Seventeen_, by Rosamond du
> Jardin, copyright 1943. The 
> heroine, Tobey, says "My first step was to invent a
> boy named Jon Hayward. I 
> have always loved the name Jon without an 'h' in it,
> and have never met anyone 
> whose parents were considerate enough to call him
> that."
> 
> Then she tells her best friend, Barbie (yes, really!
> Barbie!) that she's been 
> invited to the Hop by said Jon Hayward, and it says
> "Barbie leaned her chin 
> on her palm and stared dreamily into space. 'A man
> named Jon -- I've always 
> wanted to meet one. Without an 'h,' I mean. Aren't
> you just thrilled, Tobey?"
> 
> No, it wasn't all like that, or I wouldn't have read
> the whole thing! 
> 
> Helen Schinske
> 


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