When I worked at our local Vocational School ( Adult Education Office) as the evening secretary, we had a lot of people coming in and out of the office all evening. Students with questions, teachers, security and etc.
One evening, the man working security’s name was Charles Lindbergh, we called him Chuck. Another gentleman that stopped in that evening, he worked with the ABC classes, (Associated Builders and Contractors) his name was Jack Frost.
So in walks this young girl, looking for the GED classes, which were across the hall. She saw my name on my name plate on the counter and she said Ms Lincoln, Chuck said, no she’s Mrs. Lincoln, now ask her what her husband’s name is. Of course I said Abraham Lincoln, she just looked at us rather strangely and then I said and yes, meet these two gentleman, Charles Lindbergh and Jack Frost. Then we all got to laughing, but I think she thought she was in a looney bin. Of course I wasn’t about to tell her my maiden name was Custer. She would have probably run out of the building for sure.
It took me a long time to get use to hearing all kind of remarks when someone found out my husbands name was Abraham, from the fact he looked good for someone being dead that long to please don’t go to the theater, just silly little remarks. But don’t hear much anymore. I guess most people are use to the name by now. We’ve lived at this same address since 1962.