So...why did I name this telescope "BABY BLUE ?"
Well for one thing it's blue in color. Another reason is actionhac (Robert) had
an old blue, square, 17.5" Coulter he's called "Bluey" in a few posts and has
voiced "regrets that she is gone." https://www.cloudyni...ey#entry8124682
Post 1742. So it makes sense ya' know? Robert had "BIG BLUE" and what
the heck, I now had a smaller reflector telescope I could call "BABY BLUE."
That makes sense right? Well it might make even more sense if I just
painted one of my red 8" round, Coulter Compacts blue. Or better yet
paint one of my even "older" square, brown Coulter's blue.
"Don't it make your BROWN optics BLUE?"
Well the reason I call it BABY BLUE is far cooler.
II was 18 back in 1968. My girlfriend Pam and I were Hippies. We did
all the love-ins in San Diego etc, etc. You know "normal" Hippie stuff.
Pam had no Sisters and one Brother. She gave birth to our Daughter
on July 14 1969. Her Brother drowned the very next day on his 16th
birthday. The next thing I remember was calling Pam after the funeral
and her Mother telling me that the baby was given up for adoption and
that her Daughter never wanted to see me again. .
"...that was years ago, no word since, not even a postcard. I do miss her"
Life goes on
Last year my youngest Daughter (40) asked me what I wanted for
Christmas. I said, hey I know you've been been trying to locate your
"missing" Sister for a long time so get on it kid cuz' I'm getting old
and I could croak out on all of ya' at anytime..............
Well...darn if she didn't actually locate her. DNA tests, blah, blah, blah,
and the "missing one" came all the way from Florida to meet her Mother
(who had another daughter), her three "never knew she had sisters",
yours truly and a slew of Nephews and Nieces. She had been adopted
by great parents who had three sons and they wanted a Daughter.
I'm thinking WOW, my new found Daughter really hit the "Genetic Lotto."
Everything worked out amazingly well for everyone. Showing her Saturn
through a telescope for the first time was just one of very many
awesome experiences we all have shared since meeting her.
I saw her only once when she was born and then again exactly 48 years
later on her 48th birthday. By the way her biological mother's middle
name is Jean. The first name on our daughters birth certificate is "BLUE."
WE would have called her Blue Jean. Hippies, what ya' gonna do?
I contact her often and always address her as "BABY BLUE."
AND NOW YOU KNOW.
Edited by badback, 21 October 2017 - 09:12 PM.