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Kvam, Ingerid M. / The Skalet family : ancestors and descendants of Sever and Malla Skalet
(1996)

Sever and Malla Skalet,   pp. 7-26 PDF (6.5 MB)


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DARLENE GILLETTE FIELD "NITZY" - When Welberne's sister Idella and him were
small, Welberne looked at his sister and tried to say "look at her little hands!", but it came
out "look at those Nitzy hands!" Later, he called Darlene that when she was small, and it
stuck!
MARGUERITE SKALET PARRELL"TEE" - Grant called Marguerite "Reetee" until his
dying day. However, when she was small, their hired man called her "Rena Tena Tot" which
evolved into "Tee Tot", later "Tee Teet" and finally cousins, Aunts, and Uncles shortened it
to "Tee".
STEVE SKALET JR "SONNY" - Stever Jr. was Steve's little son, and so the nickname
"Sonny".
SHARON SKALET ERICKSON "SALLY" - No one is real sure how she got this nickname,
but have always called her Sally.
JOANNE SKALET "TOOSALUMMA" - Dorothy Mae and Phoodee would sing a song
called "Toosalumma" when Joanne was small and they started calling her "Toosalumma",
later they shortened it to "Toosie".
ROSALIE SKALET RICHARDSON "RHODIE" - Probably evolved from a child not being
able to say "Rosalie".
DIANE BOWER TWITON "DI DI" - The Skalet family has always referred to Diane as Di
Di.
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