Skip to comments.Gifts for Baby Boy Palin Pouring Into Alaska
Posted on 12/27/2008 9:14:38 AM PST by winoneforthegipper
Baby gifts for Bristol Palin's impending bundle of joy are pouring into Alaska from all over the world, says Alaska's first grandfather, Chuck Heath, to the tune of "hundreds of thousands" of pieces of mail.
Heath, 70, says boxes are piling up in the mail room of Bristol's mom, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
"I'd say from a half-dozen countries," Heath says. "In Sarah's mail room, there's 87 boxes -- big boxes of mail that we haven't even opened." He adds that there's no way the family will ever be able to answer every letter, although they are trying.
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Godspeed baby boy, Palin!
conservativism won every where it was presented..
P.S. Don’t read the hate mail comments....!
I hope one of the gifts is a 12-gauge shotgun -— to protect Grandma!
When is this world going to realize that intelligence is not marked by how contrarian ones views are?
Conservatives unite our time has yet come!
OK what is it with the strange names the Palin family gives to it's young uns?:^)
I’d like to get the address and mail a gift myself.
The names are not strange. What is unusual about this is so terribly many Americans seem to be ignorant of traditional American ways of naming children. I thought we’d fixed the problem more than 60 years ago with “Harry S. Truman” ~ that “S” doesn’t mean anything but “S”.
Question: What’s the meaning behind Sarah Palin’s children’s names?
Many jokes have been made about the Palin children’s unusual names. They weren’t randomly chosen. In fact, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and her husband Todd Palin selected names that reflect the family’s personal history and shared passions.
Track, the first-born and oldest son, was given that name because of the family’s longstanding interest in sports. Sarah’s parents were coaches, Todd was a high school athlete and Sarah is an avid runner. Their first child was born during the track season.
Bristol, the oldest daughter, is named after Bristol Bay, an area where Todd grew up. Bristol Bay is also the site of the family’s commercial fishing interests.
The Palins have not identified the significance of their other two daughters’ names, but the meaning is likely rooted in aspects of the region’s culture and way of life.
Willow is the name of a small community in Alaska relatively close to Wasilla.
Piper may have come from the name of the popular bush plane the Piper Cub, which is commonly used in Alaska. In an interview with PEOPLE magazine Todd was quoted as saying “there’s just not too many Pipers out there and it’s a cool name.”
Trig Paxson Van Palin is the couple’s youngest child and second son. According to the governor’s spokesperson Sharon Leighow in a statement made shortly after the baby’s birth, Trig is Norse and means “true” and “brave victory.” Paxson is a region in Alaska the couple favors. Van is a nod to the rock group Van Halen; before Trig’s birth, his mother had joked about naming her son Van Palin after the band.
Firstly, it would not let me leave the site without temporarily logging off my laptop. There were several invitations to visit porn sites and a whole string of hateful comments about the Palins.
What is especially disturbing is that it's an AOL parenting site.
To the future FIRST GRANDSON!
Literally, figuratively, politically...
Did people question the origin of Piper Laurie's first name? I like the name.
aol is big into porn. When I got my first computer a friend set me up with an aol account — after a few months I switched to earthlink because on the aol porn was popping up all the time.
I fail to see how this is any of your business
I fail to see how this is any of your business.
There's probably a lot you fail to see, Including that I was joking
For you and others in Rio Linda: I do not, and have never believed that Bristol Palin's child was going to actually be named Baby Boy Palin.
The site asked me to disable my pop up blocker and I decided against it. Now I am glad I didn’t, thanks for affirming my decision.
Thank you for your gracious apology. God bless you this coming New Year.
I hope he gets a couple of PC’s, sporting equipment, lots of guns and science and history books.
I hope someone is screening all this stuff. Too many crazies out there.
So, “Track” might have been “Volleyball”?
And Piper might have been Cessna.
I love the name Piper. It is so cute The names of the Palin girls are not too bad. However, the names Track and Trig are pretty whack.
I still feel bad that Sarah is going to be a grandma at such a young age. I hope Bristol and Levi finish high school.
“Beechcraft Palin” ?
I like Piper better. LOL
Oh man I love this gal's sense of humor.
Van Palin, LOL
And it’s a good thing for Bristol her parents didn’t have a fondness for Half Moon Bay.
You must have gone to a porn site. Serves you right.
Ah............so when’s the Wedding? Shouldn’t that happen first?
Not that I have heard. However, Sarah is due on Wolfie’s show tomorrow!!
The Internet is a dangerous place. Once while searching for a picture of denim overalls to decorate a letter to my five year old grandson a porno image of two men appeared. I'm glad my grade school grandchildren are not allowed to go on line or search without a parent beside them. May God bless you this coming New Year.
*** So, Track might have been Volleyball? ***
Her Dad tells the story of when Sarah told her they were naming their son “Track” because of the track season. He quipped “And what if it were basketball season?”. He said that she replied, without missing a beat - “Hoops”. (Recall she was a b-ball star).
And repair work for her church is coming along. Here’s a link to the latest, with pics: http://wasillabible.org/
LOL - true!
Isn’t she a week overdue?
Good thing it wasn't. You know how kids are with other kids' names-- they would have called her "Cesspool."
In summer methinks.
Late Edition is a compilation of past interviews—so there will just be parts of Sarah’s interview last month with Wolfie.
I just saw it mentioned in a Sunday talking head run-down.
You saved me some rather wasted moments.....lol!
“Commander Palin” works.