Jon without an H
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.
--- 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
> > > words to that effect) of the
> > > name Jon-without-an-H.
> > Do you remember what it was? it sounds like a
> > 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
> 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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