What’s In A Name?

Most of us have a special affection for the city we grew up in. Even if we don’t stay there, we end up liking it better than where we moved to.

I grew up in Albany, New York. We call ourselves “All banians”. Not “Al-banians” like in the Country, Albania.

There’s another city named “Albany” in Georgia. There are a lot of repetitions in city names in the United States. It must be confusing for the post office: Columbia South Carolina, Columbia, Missouri, Columbus, Georgia, Columbus, Ohio. There’s a Lafayette Indiana and another in Louisiana. Portland, Maine, Portland Oregon. Rochester, New York, Rochester, Minnesota. Charleston, West Virginia, Charleston, South Carolina.

Story & Photo Courtesy: Andy Rooney, CBS 60 Minutes