Wednesday, June 25, 2008

My Nephew Dan

My nephew, Dan Gurney, brother Jim's son, is a senior at Harvard University. He's got probably the best summer job imaginable: traveling to Thailand to do research for a travel guide published by Harvard.

He's keeping a blog about his travels which you can visit here:



Culmom37 said...

What a fascinating blog...I could not stop reading it!!!! He made me laugh and get a touch teary eyed at the same time. His writing is captivating and keeps my attention! Should be fun to continue reading about his "job"!!!

What a wonderful and talented family the Gurney's are! A big asset to our communities...thanks!

Culmom37 said...

Duh...I just noticed...was Dan named after Dan?!?! What an honor!

Dan Gurney, Mr. Kindergarten said...

Well, Dan is a Gurney family name. My grandpa on my father's side was Dan Gurney. His nephew (my dad's cousin) was named after my grandad, as was I.

The Dan Gurney who is my dad's cousin was a famous race car driver in his day, the only American ever to win a Formula One Grand Prix race in a car of his own design and manufacture. He won the Le Mans 24 hour race and raced in Indy 500.

My nephew Dan is named for all those Dans, but my brother and I love each other a lot, so I like to think Daniel Patrick Gurney was named at least in part, after me. My son Ted, by the way, is actually JAMES Theordore Gurney, named after my brother Jim and my wife's father James Richard.

Culmom37 said...

That is so nice to have family members named after each other. Connor's middle name is David (his Dad's name). Belle's middle name is Grace (by the grace of God I had a little girl)!

Awesome family and I love reading about how close you all are. I wish my family was like that. I will kids and I will definitely be a lot closer than I was with my parents.