Sister, Mary Lou, told this story recently, how our
brother Richard received his nickname "Bing".
Early in his gradeschool career, he was asked to
sing for the class. It soon became apparent that
he did not sing well in his early life. He quickly
was given the nickname of Bing by classmates.
They gave him the name of the very popular
singer Bing Crosby. Later in life, many did not
know his first name was not Bing. He was called
Bing by many family members as well. He was
Richard to us most times.