Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Round Rock, Texas

Nicknames as Ties That Bind:  Meet Bobo and Lulu.  Roberto became Bobo; Luz became Lulu. They sound so perfect together: symmetrical, alliterative, and almost rhyming. What we don't always know from headstones is how nicknames were pronounced (Bob-O or Bo-Bo?) and intoned. Round Rock Cemetery. [2015]

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