To Yours Truely, however, while "hon" can be applied to anyone from birth to grave.... "darlin'" is reserved for those especially close to your heart... The Boy may occasionally cringe, but receives the coveted term from Yours Truely on a semi-regular basis... at least when he's on good behavior. The only other person currently eligable for the honor is my girlfriend. She is my darlin'... a term she hears daily from Yours Truely. (After all, "Absolutely, Darlin'" and "Yes indeedy, Darlin'" are two terms any Southerner who hopes to keep their gal happy should learn and apply liberally...)
In a recent New Year's post, Yours Truely spoke of the need for a proper pseudonym for my girlfriend... after all, The GF is already in use. We tossed around a few ideas, including MML for My Main Lady that was suggested by a friend... but nothing felt right to me. It had to be just right.... she was my darlin' after all... and then the lightbulb went off! So Dear Reader... without further ado, please allow Yours Truely to introduce... My Darlin'. (The following has been added to the Cast Of Characters for future generations edification and enlightenment.)
My Darlin' (Yours Truely's girlfriend) - A bubbly, passionate personality equally at home on horseback or poised on high heels. She's been accused of resembling Sandra Bullock... but Yours Truely see a wee bit of Claudia Christian in her as well. An animal lover, her household includes... a horse, a bearded lizard, a raccoon, and two dogs.... Oh, and a six year old son. She's a patient, loving mother... a hard task with any energetic, young child. Just the sound of her voice lifts Yours Truely's spirits and fills my heart.