Finally, something good has come from being named Sue.
It sure didn’t happen when I was born and named Suzanne. My dad’s twin sister wouldn’t talk to him for months due to my “French” name.
The Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St., has no such qualms about those of us named Suzanne, Sue, Susan or Susie. To help close out its special exhibit “A T. Rex Named Sue,” the museum will note “I am SUE day” by giving all of us Sues free admission from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
We Sues just have to show ID to back up our claim to name.
Gratis status for people such as “Susie Q” includes all the museum’s exhibits, not just the T. rex.
There already might be “A Boy Named Sue” at the Durham. Scientists don’t know if the skeletal Sue was a boy or a girl. The Tyrannosaurus rex is named for Sue Hendrickson, who found the fossil in 1990 near Faith, S.D.
The Durham will pack up and ship off the special exhibit on loan from the Chicago Field Museum after Sunday’s 5 p.m. closing time.
So you’re not one of us lucky Sues?
Regular admission is $9 for adults, $7 for seniors, $3 for children ages 3-12 and free for members and children 2 and younger.
Take that, every Tom, Dick and Harry!