The letter for this week is ‘R’ and that stands for Rainville, our last name.
We spent some time in London a few years ago and our son e-mailed us that he had seen a reference to a “Rainville Road” in London. So we went to see it. Now I admit that if our name were “Jones’ or ‘Smith’ or ‘Green’, we probably wouldn’t have gone to visit a road with our name….but at least in the Pacific Northwest, USA, where we’re originally from, our name is a bit unusual (everyone who has it is related)… so it was fun to find this street.
It was a wonderful winding street on the Thames River, with lots of Courts and jogs. It appeared to be a mixture of commercial and residential (old and newer). We enjoyed wandering and wondering who the street was named for.
We didn’t have time to do research while we were there and made a mental note to try to find out more when we got back home. The mental note is still back there — un-acted upon! So many things to do….so little time!
Here is a link to the original post back when I first started to blog. (We learned while we were on that trip.)
Thank you to Mrs Nesbitt, who hosts Alphabet Wednesday and to the bloggers whose alphabet posts I’ve enjoyed for so long.