Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Baby Names in 1930 and Cereal Premiums in 1969

I've been working on the book tonight, fleshing out a few details. I needed to name some incidental characters so did a google search for popular baby names of the thirties and found www.thinkbabynames.com that gives info on each decade and what was popular. It's interesting to see that.

I discovered, by accident, that the popularity of "Patsy" peaked in that decade. You can click on any name and see a little chart.

In addition to this, I also need some information about cereal premiums that were in boxes in the summer of 1969. If you happen to recall, or have some boxes lying about, I'd sure like to know what was being offered in those days.

Well, it's off to bed for me. I'm tired tonight. I had a doctor's appointment and ended up being there almost two hours. I guess they had unexpected delays/emergencies because that's very unusual for them - they're always very quick. Regardless, it was a long time to be there. Fortunately, I had a copy of the novel on my phone so I did some editing on it while I was waiting.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Patsy was a nice name. It was a name of our puppy, don't get angry but it is true my mom gave that name to our dog because she love to her that name that her Aunt wants to called with her baby sister.Thanks for sharing