This post was originally written in July, 2010 after a chance meeting of a newborn baby named Scout at a favorite restaurant. The exciting news today that a long forgotten first novel of Harper Lee is being published this summer (2015) brought to mind my blog of almost five years ago, and the little baby named Scout, wondering aloud about how she has grown and wondering if her mom with buy the book.
She was sleeping soundly. I stopped to coo and admire her at the next table in the restaurant. The sweet, sleeping, little baby girl who was just 5 days old. I do that a lot. Stop and check out babies in restaurants, or wherever else they may be. I have always been one to stop and peek and make baby noises, but, well, I have gotten worse now that I have a grandchild, especially one who is far away. I need my baby fix, often. So, there I was , cooing, asking all sorts of questions of a very friendly mom of three, including the newborn baby.
The baby’s name was Scout.
I smiled and said “How lovely. It is the 50th anniversary of To Kill a Mockingbird, did you know?” She knew. She had read Harper Lee’s book and she named her baby girl Scout. Maya Scout, actually…
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