Friday, August 20, 2010


I have had several people in the recent past have questions about the Moniker of Aunt Pitty Pat. Their question is always the same how did I come up with the name. Everyone loves the name and they say it makes them smile :)
So how did I come up with the name...
First off everyone knows the famous movie Gone With The Wind.

I just love that movie.. its one that I watch yearly along with the movie Wizard of Oz.

Both movies are such good classics... Anyway if you recall there is a character in there that is called Aunt Pitty Pat. The story is told that when Scarlett visited Atlanta she always stayed with Aunt Pitty Pat.

During those visits, Aunt Pitty would prepare only her best recipes. I always thought Pitty Pat was such a cute name. I was a young girl when I first saw the movie and the name just sort of stuck with me all these years.. Then ... when I was about 20 I went to Birmingham Alabama with my oldest friend to see her grandmother Me Me for a few weeks. We decided we would take a weekend trip to Atlanta Georgia. Just outside of Atlanta we stopped for gas and asked what was fun to do in town. We were told we needed to go to Atlanta Underground. I don't know if this place is still there... but it was a lot of fun when we visited. This place was sort of like Brick Town in Ks City, Old town here in Ta Town.. and I am sure some of you have those old warehouse districts that have been renovated into fun places, that have clubs, stores for shopping, restaurants, apt's, condo's and so on.
Any way when we were at Underground Atlanta we ate a restaurant that was called DB Coopers. Awesome place to eat... Menu were so funny.. it had crazy names for drinks and sandwiches... sort of like this name.. Mooka Puka Choo Choo.. that was a coffee chocolate shake :) We spent most of the day looking at all the shops and all the restaurants and there it was as big as life....a restaurant and it was called????

Yes you guess it .... PITTY PAT'S PORCH. It is a fine elegant Southern Restaurant. When I saw the Restaurant... I giggled and I grinned and said one day I am going to own a little dog and I am going to name her Pitty Pat.. because every time I hear that name or see it... I smile!
So this my sweet friends is how I came up with the name Aunt Pitty Pat... by the way.. I understand Pitty Pat's Porch is still open in Atlanta Georgia all these years down the road.
This is Pitty Pat :)


Das Quiltmonster said...

Hi, I love to read your little stories! And I am glad that you are not so serious ill you first suspected! I wish you all the very best and send much love to you and to your little Pitty Pat!
Greetings from Regina

Mary Grace McNamara said...

It's so funny that you should write this today, because yesterday when I was reading your post, it occurred to me that I had never figured out why you don't use your real name. We all have our reasons, but I have to say yours is fabulous!

BTW, I also love GWTW and Wizard of Oz!


Unknown said...

I don't go by my real name because of my past job!! I don't want people that I have come into contact there knowing who I am here...
But my sweet blogging friends know who I am really :)

NadineC said...

Ooooooh! So this is what I can expect when I come to visit you in October???? Yes????? "During those visits, Aunt Pitty would prepare only her best recipes." Yummmmm... :-)

P.S. my word verification is "stineti" - which sounds to me like some VERY fancy pasta dish! So get cookin'!!! :-)

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Miri said...

Cute story...cute dog!

I've given you a Versatile Bloggers Award...not sure you're into that sort of thing but I thought it a good opportunity to introduce your blog to my readers.

Soggibottom said...

Great story.
Gone with the wind is my favorite too. I haven't been to Atlanta, but one of my kids spent a year there. She came home and we teased her.... she made out her clothes had shrunk !
:-) x x x

Soggibottom said...

I couldn't forget Pitty Pat.... lots of love from AMie Soto Blossom x x x

gin said...

It does make me smile! Glad your CT scan showed no real serious results, even though pneumonia is hard to get over. Wishing you get well quick!!