Wednesday, August 4, 2010

This headstone rests right next to B's Uncle Ken at Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno, Calif. I'm sorry if it's a bit morbid to post such a picture but I was enamored by his name. I wonder about it. He only lived a short time on this earth but here I am, posting about him. He lives on I suppose in what other people think about him.

I can only make up stories about him and his wonderful name. But, I would almost bet that his entire life he had to explain how it came to pass. Have any of you ever heard of this name before? In my entire life I have never heard anyone with a first name of Square. I have heard of a last name of Lockett. In fact, I knew a lady in my twenties named Syd Lockett. Maybe she is related to Square!

Isn't it incredible how just a simple name can set the tone for someone his/her entire life? I love the stories I could weave for Square. Rest in Peace!

6 comments:

  1. What a fascinating post. Poor Square Lockett. Syd is unusual too..

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  2. and square lockett at that...i always find it intersting to walk the graves and grave and imagine people...

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  3. That is one incredible name!

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  4. Teri, I'm very glad to meet you, too.
    I had a student with the last name Lockett, but never heard of anyone named Square! Maybe it's a family name like his mother's maiden name or something.

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  5. This post spoke to me...I love his name and I too would have stopped and wondered about him. When my husband was looking for his grandfathers grave we stepped across a flat stone that read
    John Claire
    Death

    How would you like going through life known as Mr. and Mrs. Death

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  6. Happy August birthday Square....hmmm his mom must have quite a sense of humor.

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