I’m always curious to know how other writers come up with their blog names. Some are simple and direct, clearly defining the focus of interest. Others, like mine, are more ambiguous and the origin requires a bit of history to make any sense, so I introduce you – to Chucky Lou:
If I drive North on Hwy 51 from my cabin for about a half hour, I reach a favorite destination I visit often every summer. Built in 1909, Voss Resort is a landmark on Spider Lake in Manitowish Waters – and just off the highway on a corner of the grounds is Old Settler’s Inn. The old building is home to a quaint coffee shop that serves homemade everything, and a dimly lit bar that’s straight out of Dillinger days and Prohibition. Just inside the front door and to the left, is Chucky Lou’s Last Dance – a small shop filled with antiques, vintage northwoods whimsy, and a lot of fine eclectic stuff. It’s named after Chucky Lou, who is actually a mounted woodchuck dressed in a grass hula skirt with a garland on her head.
I’ve never thought to ask, “Why the Last Dance?” but that too, is meaningful to me – so much so, that I borrowed it for my blog name. I have a framed piece of me and my sisters, Jud and Duff, dressed up as gypsies and dancing. It has this caption by an unknown author:
Sharing a life together is sharing steps in time.
The music is different for each of us,
But how beautiful the dance.
And that’s it. Chuckysueslastdance – chosen with the belief that my last dance will be just as beautiful as my first.
* Next time I’ll tell you about buying hyacinths…..
What a poignant post. It beautifully explains your blog name, where you are in life, and how you feel about it. I’m dancing with you, Susie!
And I’m happy to be sharing steps in time with you too, Janet. Looking forward to what’s on Aunt Beulah’s mind this week…
Great post Susie, mostly because you know so many cool places! Let’s hope that the dance that you did with your sisters at Sarah’s wedding was your last “red-neck” dance…I still have nightmares.
Love that Susie! Especially since we were there & had lunch. Also, I got one of my favorite necklaces in the shop. We all bought a bunch of great stuff.
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That was one of my best trips there too, Mary! We’ll do it again one day.