Monday, March 21, 2011

Mystery Monday - A Mystery Solved

When I started this blog just a few short weeks ago, I wrote an explanation for the blog's title. I had selected this name in honor of my grandaunt "Pid" whose unusual moniker was something of a family mystery. 

Well, I am so glad I wrote that post because I received a response from a relative who remembered hearing an anecdote about the nickname's origin:

"The story...was that there was an older man in her life when she was a toddler (around 3 or 4 years old) who was named Phil. Apparently she could not pronounce 'Phil,' instead repeatedly and frantically saying 'PidPhiddyPiddyPid!' or something to that effect, and thus, the nickname was born."
This is a fantastic story and I was thrilled to hear it! My heartfelt thanks go out to the wonderful family member who shared this with me.


  1. Don't you just love learning anecdotal information like this?! What a wonderfully fun story. Thanks for sharing it with the rest of us!

  2. I was absolutely overjoyed to finally hear this story and was more than happy to share it. :-)