Leroy Now Gus


Jon holding Gus

“G-G-Gus,” I said.  “It’s good and guttural.”

Somehow the name Leroy just didn’t roll off my tongue.  I could imagine myself yelling Leroy, but not saying it smoothly, quietly.

Jon came up with the idea of changing Leroy’s name to Gus.

I tried it out.  On syllable, quick, yet full and well-rounded.   The name felt good coming up from my belly and over my tongue.  Simple, straight forward an attention-getter.

And when I was a kid, Gus was the name of the man who came around in the ice cream truck.

Gus it is.

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