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Bat Goddess Folklore: Names of Farms (45) RE: Folklore: Names of Farms 04 Jun 18

Tom (Curmudgeon) named our house when he built it (back a few years before he and I met). It's named Perdurabo -- "I will endure". The name is on a wooden routered plaque above the front door. There used to be a similar sign on the huge maple at the head of the driveway, but it's deteriorated and is now in the cellar somewhere.

Naming houses is not usual in the United States, at least not for working class folks. Sometimes, though, cabins or camps (in the woods, mountains, or on a lake) or cottages (on a salt water shore or beach) are named, but not most people's year round homes. (Note the distinction between cabin/camp and cottage.)

I'm glad Tom named this house Perdurabo -- it was all the more reason to go through the scramble I did in order to continue living here, my home of close to 40 years, after Tom died.


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