I was checking the news this morning for references to dental hygienists. This is actually a nice story. A "who's who" directory called Cambridge fondly wished a pleasant retirement for a Georgia hygienist, Linda Hammond (http://www.24-7pressrelease.com/press-release/linda-o-hammond-named-cambridge-whos-who-professional-of-the-year-in-dental-hygiene-42573.php).
Linda hung it up after 28 years, and we certainly join the crowd in wishing her happiness.
But there was a reference to her plans of spending more time with her grandsons. And they call her ... "Hootinanny."
I had to laugh. Hootinanny is arguably the most creative nickname I have heard for a grandmother/dental hygienist.