Friday, while visiting with my cousin, Beck, she told me some things she's been involved with in recent years. For instance, after Hurricane Katrina, she went to New Orleans and worked there for three weeks in some type of Daycare setting. Then, the year after Katrinia, she went back to Louisiana with a group of young people and sent time there again, leading the youth group as they worked to help rebuild New Orleans.
Hearing about Beck's journey there really made me very proud of her -very proud to say this is my cousin who was willing and able to go there, to do that and try to help out in any way she could. Shows great spirit, love and compassion in my opinion.
She also told me a story too about a lady who was really upset over the pronunciation of her daughter's given name. First, I have to ask you this question. If you saw a name with spelling like this -Le-a, how would you pronounce it?
My guess was that it would be pronounced as "Leah" and Beck said that was her initial thought too. However, it seems the lady with the daughter whose name is spelled like that wants the pronuciation to sound like this "Lee Dash a" Interesting, huh? Worth a law suit though? I don't think so.
Actually, my daughter Mandy here pointed out that the symbol there -the dash (-) -well isn't that actually called a hyphen too? And if some people were to regard that as a dash, others as a hyphen, how would you know whether to call the girl "Lee dash a," or perhaps, "Lee hyphen a?"
Just some food for thought for ya!