Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Mortimer B. Ruggles

may be one of the funniest names ever. (I mean no offense, by the way, to any living people with the name Mortimer B. Ruggles; that's just how it is.)

The fact that he helped John Wilkes Booth attempt to escape after the assassination--something I did not know until my daughter told me about it while recounting bits of Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer, a book she's currently reading--in no way lessens the name's appeal.

Mortimer alone is wonderful and enough to make me smile.

Adding B. Ruggles simply tugs the smile into a grin.

Or maybe that's just me.

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