In the comments section of yesterday's post, BreezieGirl requested that I explain the name of my blog, The Great Umbrella Heist. I thought it would be a good idea to make the explanation into an actual blog post as I'm sure others have the same question and most do not go back to read the comments section. I can assure you that Rich and Grammy had the same question last year when I created this blog.
I spent a lot of time reading blogs before I fashioned my own. The majority of these blogs were those of triplet families with blog names containing "triplets" or something related to triplets or how many children were in the family. Other families simply used their family name as their blog name, which is something I didn't want to do or have to explain.
I like to be unique whenever possible and I thought that the name "Sarah and Rich + Three" would be almost copycat-ish. Especially after I came across another blog with a very similar title. And yes, I was thinking of using that as the blog name. Although, I did struggle with the fact that it would be excluding Abigail.
Back in my previous life before Rich and the girls I had this habit, which was probably annoying to the recipients, of using odd things in the subject lines for emails to peopleIusedtoassociatewithinmyprevious life. This was waaay back before spam email became commonplace so an odd email subject line stood out as opposed to "Hi." I would use "subjects" such as The Purple Balloon Escape.
I thought of this when pondering what name to use and The Great Umbrella Heist was there in my head. So, no, it doesn't mean anything at all and this whole post will probably make some wonder if I am mentally stable. I assure you that I am. For the most part.
So there you have it. Not really that exciting. I hope the meaninglessness of the name is not a letdown. But it is unique!
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