What's in a name, really ?... I can remember when I first decided to start my blog, and as I went through the setup process, I came to the section where it asked what would be my blog name. I sat there totally stumped because I had not even thought about that when I had spontaneously decided to join the world of blogging. I made up a list of possible names, words I liked, anything, but nothing seemed to fit. So for my 100th post I thought I would share a little history behind the name "Campbell Soup Diary".
For thirty-three year's of my life I have been a Campbell... that is before my husband "imported" me to Germany and I changed my last name. Campbell was my maiden name (Mädchenname) and I was always proud to bear it. I even look like my dad's side of the family, act like them, tell long detailed stories like them, and think like them... let's just say it's in my genes.
Often when introducing myself to new people, making business calls, giving out personal information for any reason, clarifying my name spelling, I would always identify myself as Allison Campbell... "you know, like the soup", I would say. Campbell's Soup (unfortunately of no relation) is the most recognizable and well-known soup brand in the U.S. ... it's like Tempo's or Tesa here in Germany. When you think soup, you think Campbell's... period.
Recently my husband happened to be the one to go to the grocery store. He brought back some soup mixes... the really convenient, make it on the go, one cup soup, just add boiling water... perfect for exhibits or picnics. After ohhhing and ahhhing for some time about how yummy the soup tasted, I flipped the box, and what do 'ya know... Campbell's, and right here in Germany!
...so for me, "Campbell Soup Diary" is that little attempt to embrace and hold onto the part of me that once was... the part that I always will be, the part that makes me who I am... Mmmm, mmmm, good!
...here's where it all began.