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Re: addressing parents by first names

"I call my mother by her first name, and I have for almost six years now," said Sean R. Williams, who is 24.

"It started when I volunteered at her work, an after school program for grade school kids. After I would call her 'Mom,' kids would swarm and ask, 'Is she really your mom?!?!'

"Three days of this was all I could stand. So, I began calling her 'Marsha,' like her grade school kids do."

So what does he call his father? "Boy-o, Pop, Buster, Dad...anything but Walter." 




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