Sister, Mary Lou, told this story recently, how our
brother Richard received his nickname "Bing".
Early in his highschool career, he was asked to
sing for the class. It soon became apparent that
he did not sing well at this stage of his life. He
quickly was awarded the nickname of Bing by his
classmates. This was the name of the very popular
singer of the day, 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.