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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Don't Bother Asking Him to Check Your Oil

The last time I said this guy's surname it cost me $60.

Meet Fran Fillerup, the city's planning consultant to — yes — the oil and gas industry, among other job duties. Named after a long line of Francis Fillerups who all went by the shorter first name of Fran, Fillerup and his brother, Anders, share a sense of humor about their last name.

Enough of a sense of humor that they collect miniature gas pumps and have gas pump-themed ties.
The Fillerups are of Danish descent. A great-great-grandfather, not named Francis, moved to America during the 1880s. Perhaps nostalgic for his homeland, he decided to adopt the name of his home town — you guessed it, Fillerup — as his last name. [Link]
[Photo credit: Pumping Gas by FutureAtlas.com]

Sally J.

Chris, I love it when name is destiny...

Where I live, I can purchase delicious handmade chocolates from Gail Ambrosius, and the yummiest beer ever from Tom Porter. Have I mentioned I love my little corner of the world?

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