April 15, 2009

Payton Salmonello

I know. You're wondering where in the hell I got the title to this post.

I blog anonymously. I don't put my kids' names out here, most of all. So this is a story about my youngest son and his name and Payton Salmonello kind of rhymes with it.

So today, for this story, Bones' real name is Payton Salmonello. (Yes, his name is that unusual... all of our names are that unusual.) Keep in mind as well that my father in law lives in an Assisted Living Facility.

We went to supper after the Tea Party and 'Payton' is extraordinarily demonstrative.

He looked up at the ceiling, pursed his lips, tapped his fingers together and said, "I have a story... we were all at Pop's and I wanted a drink of water, so I decided to go down to the water fountain while you stayed with Pop in his room."

He continued, *deep breath* "Weelllllll, I met this old lady. She said, "Sonny. What is your name?"

Bones: Payton.

Old Lady: Clayton?

Bones: No... PAYton.

Old Lady: Shayton?

Bones: No, no, PuhAYton.

Old Lady: Pashon?

Bones (rolling his eyes as he tells this, showing his frustration): PayTON.

Old Lady: Tracy?


Old Lady:

Bones: Yes. It is Tracy.

Old Lady: Oh that is a nice name. Sonny, what is your last name?


Old Lady:

Bones: Bella.

Old Lady: Bella? What is that?

Bones: It's Italian.

And with that he shook his head and walked off.

We were calling him Tracy Bella all night. Tracy may actually stick.

My husband said he should have said 'Smith' and he shook his head and said, "Nah, it's not Italian." Heh.

Posted by Boudicca at April 15, 2009 09:29 PM

as one who knows his name, I think Payton Salmonella is funny, and Tracy Bella is hysterical! Great Story!

Posted by: wRitErsbLock at April 16, 2009 06:03 PM



I completely understand about not using real names on the internet though.

Posted by: Andrew Ravencroft at April 16, 2009 10:11 PM

Payton Salmonello. LOL. Since I know his real name the pseudonym cracks me up.

Posted by: Denny at April 17, 2009 02:28 PM

Payton Salmonello. LOL. Since I know his real name that pseudonym cracks me up.

Posted by: Denny at April 17, 2009 02:30 PM

Great. MuNu managed to cause me to make a double post. Arrrrrggggghhhhh!

Posted by: Denny at April 17, 2009 02:31 PM

... what gets me is just how clever little Payton was...... he didn't even give that old lady a CHANCE with the last name!..... THAT, dear Bou, is cunning!..... Bones is one clever little dude!....

Posted by: Eric at April 17, 2009 05:26 PM

Say good-night, Tracy ... er ... Gracie.

Posted by: Bob at April 17, 2009 08:16 PM