|Davy Jones (1945-2012) Rest in Peace|
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
The Origin of my Given Name has died - Rest in Peace DAVY JONES.
The origin of my given name has died today. I was born in Norwood, Mass. and this ties into a sad headline for me personally. So sorry to hear the news that Davy Jones of the Monkees has passed away. A true story of the origin of my first name. In 1969 my High School age sister put the name of "David" in a hat for babies names for her new sibling. So I was named for Davy Jones - not a relative, not a neighbor but this now late member of the Monkees. They always said we were descended from the Apes... so I can trully say that is my link. In 1986 I attended the Monkees Concert down the Cape with my friend Gina Maraglia. I had won tickets from WHTT Radio (remember that station?). But my sister also got tickets so I was around between sets for the evening show as well. And I met Davy Jones and got his autograph. I said to him "I was named for you". After he signed a couple more autographs he leaned over and asked me a question I will never forget "Am I your father?". I smiled and said no but you were my sister's choice for my given name. So today I say goodbye to the man where I got my firsl name from.