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Old 01-10-08, 08:42 PM   #1
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In need of some advice from 50+ers

Most of my (adult) children and not bikers. However, I never thought I would get the news I got today. Our newest grandchild just got his name. It is Frederick. What do I do?

For the previous grandkids, we got each a bicycle on their 2nd birthday or for Christmas near their 2nd birthday......what do you get for a 2 year old Fred?????
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This has the potential to be the funniest thread of the new year!
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Mirror..................not for his bike......................so he can learn of his Fredness at an early age and not be traumatized later in life.
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A little license plate with "FRED" on it for the new bike you are gonna give him!
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Have a picture taken of you in full Fred attire, decapouged on a nice plaque and hung over his crib. This way it will be fully ingrained in him how to honor the title of Fredrick. When you have left this world, you will have given him a honorable path with which to follow.
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Get him a photo and tell him the story of the original Fred:

http://www.onlineathens.com/stories/...70721041.shtml
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A pair of Florsheims.
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Have known some fine Fredrick's over the years. Should be able to use the nickname Rick.
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Our newest grandchild just got his name. It is Fredrick.
If he lives in Hollywood, then it might not be such a bad deal!
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Send his picture here
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Hey, I resemble this thread. I have thought about changing my signature line to read, "[Al]fred is my middle name."
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This has the potential to be the funniest thread of the new year!
Dude! There are over 11 months left in 2008, and from the way things have been going, your posts aren't exactly getting any more serious...
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A gift certificate from a good law firm to get his name changed?

Or, failing that option, one of those velcro thingies to help keep his little trousers from getting caught in his little chain.
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White socks. Preferably baseball socks, with a colored stripe.
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Or get him some bike tools, so he can start adjusting his front derailleur.

He should be ready for that by age two! Most kids are.

Here's Little Freddy working the Park Tool site for information like a pro...
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Or get him some bike tools, so he can start adjusting his front derailleur.

He should be ready for that by age two! Most kids are.

Here's Little Freddy working the Park Tool site for information like a pro...
Someone deserves a smack!

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What, no happy face?
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You need a happy face after all this time? How long have you known me?

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Yes, as a matter of fact I do! I can be very sensitive!

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Getting back to the OP's question, how about some bermuda shorts?
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We want to reinforce his Fred-ness, not get him killed!
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Teach him early to embrace his inner- and outer-Fred!
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For his second birthday, and all others, I'd give him the respect of using his full name. I believe its original German meaning is that of a peaceful ruler. And, if I couldn't bring myself to call him by his full name, I'd go with Fritz, but that's probably my French heritage kicking in. And ALWAYS remember that a person's name is not the person.
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I had a childhood friend, Frederick Randolph Wilkerson. He was of German descent. He was known as "Corky" until high school and "Wilky" after that although he now refers to himself as "Fast Freddie". He is definitely a "Fred"!

For your grandson's birthday maybe a nickname is called for!
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