What's in a Name

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diggin brains

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Cool thread:rolleyes: My given name is Brian and when I first started in my trade (hvac) I would always come up with these wierd ideas that always work.One day one of my fellow workers went to the boss in need of a solution to a problem he said go ask the Brain:cool: ,Diggen came from metal detecting with not being able to pin piont that well with the earlier machines my hole just kept getting bigger and bigger :)
 

diggin brains

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It's a Story

The TINMAN from the Wizard of Oz of course Tho I did have a member PM me about it as her husbands E-Mail name is the Tinman because he is a Sheetmetal man ( TinNocker ) There is a story behind it so bare with me as There may come a day ( I hope it never does ) that I may have to change my user name. There were 9 of us kids in our family and myself and 2 of my younger brothers and one of my younger sisters were always very close. Our Favorite movie was The Wizard of Oz and so the 4 of us all took a characters name myself being The TINMAN. As we got older we remained very close to eachother and when we could get together and the movie was on we would watch and play our roles out. At one point I had a Gold coin made and cut into quarters with each quarter having the appropriate name on it. Each of us took ours and we made a pact to always keep them and if something should happen to one of us then the eldest would get there quarter and so on till the last one had all 4 pieces back together. The remaining sibling would take it to our secret place we
would go to. Our Emerald City was a Electric Generating building for Edison Electric that was at the end our street. We would play in the lot attached to it trying to see the Wizard. The coin is to be buried in that lot wich as of last year was still there, still pretty much as it was when we were kids. My younger sister ( Dorothy ) and one of my younger brothers ( The Cowardly Lion ) have already gone back over the rainbow.I now hold 3 of the 4 pieces. My other youger brother now 52 had a heart attack last year but is doing fine and I hope it stays that way. It is one thing I have never wanted to be, the holder of that gold coin in it's entirety again. If by some Sad Circumstance the Scarecrow should go to meet the others before me, I will take that coin, put it in a speacial container I hold and make a trip back to our old neighbor hood and bury it very deeply near Emerald City. Once that is done, sadly the journey to Oz will be over and I will relenquish the title of The TINMAN. Tho I do not wish my brother to have to have this task to do, It is my greatest hope that I would not have to see the younger all leave before me. Sorry this got so long and I truly hope that the members here will always know me as The TINMAN and by no other user name.

Theres No Place Like Home
The TINMAN
beautiful story I honestly had a tear in my eye whyll reading it I dont know what to say other than, Thank You for sharing it.
 

Orosurf

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I thought I replied to this one once, but I just read through all of it and I don't see mine.
When I started using the internet I had been living in Spain for almost 20 years. I spent a lot of time looking for gold on the beaches there. Oro, is gold in Spanish, and I found a lot of it in the surf, hence orosurf. Now I have spent so much time looking for the yellow stuff I think I should change it to oroserf ! (gold servant):)
Tinmans story was truly touching.
 

KRose

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When I was in high school, Pete Rose (Charlie Hustle), was an All Star. Having the last name Rose, I was dubbed Pete' in the 8th grade. I always answered to Pete as a nickname. The night of our high school graduation when they call your full name accepting your diploma, half the class didn't know who Kevin was, they thought Pete was my real name. In the Fire Dept. I earned the nickname "Plug" while in the Fire Academy by our training officer. He was short himself and he said to me one day: I like you Rose...you know why? No Sir, I replied. The Capt. went on to say that "you're the only d----d man in this department that I don't have to look up to. He went on to say that you are short like a Fire Plug. The name stuck. Now, I pretty much answer to anything, except Late for Dinner.
 

DigsNW

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When I was in high school, Pete Rose (Charlie Hustle), was an All Star. Having the last name Rose, I was dubbed Pete' in the 8th grade. I always answered to Pete as a nickname. The night of our high school graduation when they call your full name accepting your diploma, half the class didn't know who Kevin was, they thought Pete was my real name. In the Fire Dept. I earned the nickname "Plug" while in the Fire Academy by our training officer. He was short himself and he said to me one day: I like you Rose...you know why? No Sir, I replied. The Capt. went on to say that "you're the only d----d man in this department that I don't have to look up to. He went on to say that you are short like a Fire Plug. The name stuck. Now, I pretty much answer to anything, except Late for Dinner.
I have acquired a lot of nicknames over the years too but none stuck. Good to know what you shared with us. I think I will just stick with Kevin or KRose though.
 
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