58 minutes after me another one came.
I don't remember this. At all. I wish i could. Now that would be Fabulous. Would we be named Dwight & David like Father wanted or would we be Thomas & Jerome which was Mother choice. If you have followed THE FABULOUS FRINGE FAMILY than you already know the answer to this. Mother was the boss. Just like all women of the fifties. Whatever Mother wanted Mother received.
I being the first born am Thomas. The other one, the one that was not like me, Jerome. One interesting side note to this decision was that it did take Mother six weeks to get her way. I guess that's as long as Father could go not getting what he wanted. So for the first six weeks of my life I was called A-Baby and the other one was referred to as B-Baby. Hence our middle names. A and B. No period after the A or the B. Unless the sentence just happens to end.
Tom & Jerry. Just like the cat and the mouse. And we were. Just like them. Was it the cartoon that influenced us to be Tom & Jerry or were we born Tom & Jerry. I'm sure we were born that way.
Mother was teaching us the ABC's just before we turned four. Once we had learned them she taught us how to spell our names. Proper names first of course. Then our nicknames. I could understand completely that Jerry was spelled J-E-R-R-Y. What I had an extremely hard time dealing with was the spelling of Tom. T-O-M. I wanted to spell it Thom. T-H-O-M. Mother said the H was silent. I said the H is silent in Thomas so what's your point Mother. And just like Mother always got what she wanted from Father -Mother always gave me what I wanted. This time my name. Thom. Spelled the way I knew it should be spelled.