Sunday, January 1, 2012

Robert and Robert

My grandfather's name was Robert Stanley Hicks. Most people called him Stanley.  His younger brother's name was Robert Henry Hicks Jr. Why did their parents give them the same first name? I don't know for sure, but family lore says that Robert Henry (Bob) was supposed to be named "Junior". Who ever filled out the birth record assumed that ment he was to be named after his father with Jr attached. Therefore, he legally became Robert Henry Hicks Jr. I called him Uncle Bob, others called him Bob, or Junior. This family story may not be true, but it was funny to me when I heard the story as a kid.
Uncle Bob passed away December 17th 2011. He was a funny guy and will be missed by all of us.
Here is a picture of Bob and Stanley Hicks

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