Days Past

May. 3rd, 2006 12:33 am
dcseain: Cast shot of me playing my violin in role of minstrel in the Two Gentlemen of Verona (Formal)
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For several years, in high school, and periodically for a few years after, i was in a quartet with a brilliantly talented cellist named Buffy Beverage. Second year of HS, we had a sub in math one day. She passed around a sheet, asking us to write our names for attendance. The sheet made its way around the room, and back to the sub. She looked over the list.

Alright, who wrote Buffy Beverage?, she queried

Buffy raised her hand and says, I did.

So what's your real name?

Buffy Beverage

No it is not. No one would be named Buffy Beverage

The whole class then begins defending Buffy, resulting in the sub writing a nastygram to our instructor, who nearly fell on the floor laughing on reading the note.

I live around the corner from Sugarberry Ct in Reston. That's the street Buffy lived on when we were in HS. Buffy had juvenile diabetes, and died 10 September 2003, due to the diabetes. Sometimes, like tonight, when i drive past Sugarberry Ct, it makes me sad. I'm working on forming a quartet now, which made passing the street tonight especially poignant.

This is not a bad thing. It's just a thing i felt like sharing.

Date: 2006-05-03 06:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tovahs.livejournal.com
I don't understand why parents name their kids the way they do.

Every once in a while I run accross an old school buddy and play this "Where are they now" game. It is both fun and sad.

Date: 2006-05-03 08:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dcseain.livejournal.com
Her birth name was Barabara Allen Elizabeth Beverage, on marriage she became Barabara Beverage Durand. Her family, and all of us, always called her Buffy.

Lest we not forget

Date: 2006-05-03 07:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quentinor.livejournal.com
It's still a good thing to remember friends from days past.

Re: Lest we not forget

Date: 2006-05-03 08:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dcseain.livejournal.com
Indeed. :)

Date: 2006-05-03 08:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jhim.livejournal.com
... This struck me as funny, so I have to say it...

Buffy Beverage would make a great name for a string quartet.

Especially if, say, your specialty were classical string compositions of classic television show theme songs and commercial jingles.

I would totally pay money to see that.

Date: 2006-05-03 08:33 am (UTC)

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