We had two consecutive out-of-town weekend visitors this month, both named Barbara. There are three Barbara(s) living in our apartment building. Barbara was my next-door neighbor and close friend as I was growing up. My brother’s high school love was a Barbara. My sophomore year hallmate and senior-year roommate were both named Barbara. And so was our next-door neighbor while our kids grew up.
I was a fan of Barbara Stanwyck, Barbara Walters, Barbra Streisand, and Barbara Bush. If they had been born today, they would have been Madison Stanwyck, Ashley Walters, Olivia Streisand, and Sophia Bush.
Now that I am forgetting people’s names, I am grateful that I know so many Barbara(s).