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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!
    "The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane."

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by doctor j View Post
    A pair of Florsheims.
    Hey, hey........
    The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by tlc20010 View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
    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.
    It's all downhill from here. Except the parts that are uphill.

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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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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Paulie View Post
    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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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    You need a happy face after all this time? How long have you known me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
    You need a happy face after all this time?
    Yes, as a matter of fact I do! I can be very sensitive!


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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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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!
    Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW! WHAT A RIDE!"

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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.
    Oh I used to be disgusted and now I try to be amused. But since their wings have got rusted, you know, the angels wanna wear my red shoes. But when they told me 'bout their side of the bargain, that's when I knew that I could not refuse. And I won't get any older, now the angels wanna wear my red shoes.

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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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