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Viv Wigley - for contest

Well, what can I tell you about both my names? I'm not quite sure where I should start, 'Vivian' means 'lively' which raises a smile to friends of this tired old fart. It's not very common as names for men go, and famous Vivians very few Viv Richards the cricketer and Vivian Fuchs the explorer, they're the only two. My surname's from Derbyshire, Wirksworth, in fact, all sweat and pickaxes and fire, and I now don't think my forename is that odd with an ancestor named Obidiah. My forebears were lead miners, hazardous work with poisonous ore and rock falls and looking back over my family tree I'm surprised that I'm here at all ! 23rd November 2015 for contest 'What's in your name', sponsored by C.T

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Date: 9/5/2016 4:36:00 PM
love this first entry of yours on the site - I wanted to follow some great poets and decided you are one my friend some great lines in there - Uk - me too! :) Gail would love to see if you like any of my work
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Date: 9/5/2016 8:20:00 PM
Thanks, Gail, I'll get round to checking yours out later today. Purely for info, some of my favourites I've written are 'Tea with bigfoot', 'Millpond daybreak', 'Dragons', 'A pirates life for me', 'Poppy', 'All Saints church', 'Butterfly collector' and 'Let her rip- shoot from the hip'. To name but a few. Viv x
Date: 12/18/2015 12:17:00 AM
You are a natural born story teller my friend... '...all sweat and pickaxes and fire' what a line!! I have been amused and entertained by my visits to your page tonight. Thanks for the chuckles! Keith
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Date: 12/18/2015 12:56:00 AM
Thanks Keith, glad to have entertained you, now come on, it's way past your bedtime.... Regards, Viv
Date: 12/15/2015 3:52:00 PM
gosh, I can't believe this one never appeared on the winners' list. It is super fine!! I love the straightforward way you discussed your unusual name (do you remember i thought you were female at the beginning because of the name Vivian?) Wanted to tell you thanks for the the sweet thought at Christmas time. It is sure interesting to see magazines from other countries. And I love the calendar. HOpe you got my card!
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Date: 12/15/2015 10:30:00 PM
You can never have enough Calendars in the house, Andrea- I've even got one in the bathroom. Helps me keep track of how long I've been constipated :) . Given the state of our Postal services, I'm sure that yours will arrive anytime before Tuesday, December 21st 2021. Viv x
Date: 11/25/2015 4:10:00 PM
A pleasant write that throws some light on your name, with the usual humerous ingredients added for good measure! Glad that you wiggled your way here:) // paul
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Date: 11/25/2015 6:30:00 PM
well, Paul, since your surname means 'son of the battle chief (according to www.houseofnames.com) I'm certainly not going to argue with you :) Regards, Viv
Date: 11/24/2015 6:25:00 PM
Another informative write Viv. Wasn't there a Vivian in 'the young ones' who enjoyed creating mayhem - Lindsay
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Date: 11/24/2015 7:39:00 PM
Yes, and I can do a pretty good impression of him. Verbally, that is, not hitting people with frying pans. Thanks for dropping by, Lindsay. Regards, Viv
Date: 11/24/2015 1:33:00 PM
funny one, Viv: You might be surprised to know I had an Uncle Viv in Tasmania. He was a rascal, too. He used to hunt rabbits and was responsible for many a rabbit stew in our house.... SuZ
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Date: 11/23/2015 2:27:00 AM
Nice to know the background of your name, dear. Yes...it's the first time I hear that it can be a man's name as well. Interesting. Thanks for your visit to my poem. Hugs
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Date: 11/24/2015 12:03:00 AM
Yes, Eileen, I had an arsenal of similar occurences when explaining to folk, such as actor Lee Majors and actress Lee Remick, and British actress Stacey Dorning and American actor Stacey Keach, etc. Oh, and none of my friends have a name that is also a town in Louisiana. Now that's pretty cool. Viv x