Monday, February 08, 2010

POTD - Phonebook

Phonebook - by Kristin Corlett

It's an unusual photo of the day, but this is a picture of a page of the Isle of Man phonebook.  This is the Corlett page, specifically the Corlett J's - N's page.  When I was growing up there was just one other Corlett in the phone book and rarely a Corlett in any phone book in other cities.  It's just not a common name.   When we got to the Isle of Man and looked up our name there were several pages of Corlett's.  It was truly exciting.  I doubt I'll find a Corlett in the phonebook in Rome, but you know I'll look!



jennifer said...

Will you forgive me if I say that made me think of the movie "The Jerk" ? Please?

I had never heard my husband's last name until I met him. When we moved to his hometown years after we married, there were SEVERAL different families with the same name. I was repeatedly asked which family I belonged to.

You know, if find a Corlett in the phonebook in Rome, it wouldn't surprise me a bit if you call them and try to meet them. What a cool blog post that would make!!

jennifer said...

if YOU find... sheesh.

That really was cool how there were so many in the Isle of Man phonebook.

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Look for Bratina!

Anonymous said...

I want you to look up my name - I was told that it was a common name in italy - like Smith is here. I'm curious if that's true.

Unknown Mami said...

Oh boy, I have such a common last name that there are probably 6 pages of us.