The Best of Bobo

I have written about the name of my blog once, but perhaps, here at year’s end, it is appropriate that I do so again. Bobo is sometimes a derisive name applied to a clown or joker. The closest Bobo in my neighborhood is the black cat belonging to my neighbors across the street. It is also close to the name by which my elder son is addressed–Boh. When I was thinking of names for my blog, I decided I wanted something alliterative, and the name “bobosbest” seemed to flow.
Now for the main point of this discussion: I am the son of Thomas Bobo Cooper (my daddy), the grandson of Clara Bobo (my grandmother). As Thomas Bobo Cooper, Jr., I feared some of my classmates would discover that horrible monicker when I was in high school and thus used Tommy to keep them away from my middle name. However, by the time I was an adult and a married man, when our first child was born, my wife and I agreed that he should be Thomas Bobo Cooper, III–our Bo. He has since added the H to make it Boh and wears the name well. However, there will be no Thomas Bobo Cooper IV as he has already arrived, and his name is Luke.


About bobosbest

I am an 80-year-old retired English teacher whose writing goals are fulfilled by publishing these blogs. I have a wonderful married partner, Dimitris Tsitsiras, who is from Greece. Life is good and still an adventure.
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2 Responses to The Best of Bobo

  1. Bob says:

    I already knew the story but enjoyed hearing it again. My very best New Year’s wishes to you, my friend. Will you be one of the 17 people who might show up New Year’s Day at church? 🙂

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