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Sparky: Nickname Woes

Do you have a nickname? I do (duh), I have been called Sparky off and on for a couple of decades by old friends who should be old enough to forget something once in a while. I use to grumble about being called Sparky. Once, I was having lunch with an old, old, old friend. She called me Sparky in front of a waitress then proceeded to go into this long story how I got the name and why it is perfect for me in so many ways. I was annoyed and felt embarrassed. The sad tale follows and you can let me know if you think I was aptly marked/Sparky, Sparky's Notes. More here.

Question: Do you have a nickname that has stuck with you since youth?

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.