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He loved those quaint and quirky names

Great article! Finally someone has written about these geographic names and locations (“Names quaint and quirky,” Feb. 17). It helps preserve early community history in New England.

Back in the 1960s, the late Jim Runyon, a radio personality on the old WHDH, encouraged listeners to call or write in about these names. He received an overwhelming response. He described how he moved in from Chicago and bought a house on Old Oaken Bucket Road in Norwell (near Egypt, Scituate) and fell in love with the name and area.

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His friends and family back home also loved his address.

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