Gertrude Stein and why I name my cars

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When Gertrude Stein was an ambulance volunteer during World War I, she named her small Ford truck “Aunt Pauline.”


A Gertrude Stein fan, I too name my cars.


I have several GS favorite quotes… but this one always makes me smile: “I’ve been rich and I’ve been poor. It’s better to be rich”.


Well said, Gertrude… well said!

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  • Shannon

    I love GS as well. One of my favourite books is ‘The Alice B Toklas Cookbook’- which was where i learned about all her car names. Our last car was Lady G (ok, not original, but it fit). Our new car is Sam. Though, we’ve only had her for a week…so, her name may still be a work in progress.

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