John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton
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What a coincidence

Earlier today I was thinking about character names, and for some reason the name "Mrs. Frouchy" popped into my head. If you know anything about American Girl dolls, you may recognize the name; she was the matron of Cold Rock House, the orphanage featured in the series of books starring Samantha and the made-for-TV movie based on them.

I've always loved the name. It is, to quote me, "delightfully Dickensian." It's also a name that, I realized today, is homophonically shared by a prominent philanthropist here in Madison, Jerome Frautschi, who just happens to be married to Pleasant Rowland, the founder of American Girl. What a coincidence!
 
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