On January 12, 2018, Connie Despanie gave birth to her son, Kingston, at Lafayette General Medical Center in Georgia. But she and her partner, Benjamin Hall, were struggling to find the perfect middle name for their little boy. When they received a mysterious note from a total stranger, however, they knew their quest was at an end.
But this story doesn’t begin with that unusual note. In fact, it starts with a completely different family. You see, a woman called Jamie Fontenot was named after her beloved dad, James Lee Grimmett. She has fond memories of her father from childhood and attributed his background in the U.S. Air Force to a firm-but-fair style of parenting.
Reminiscing about her dear dad to TV news channel KADN in January 2018, Fontenot revealed, “He was a good father. We didn’t get away with too much, although we tried.” But while he could be strict, he also had a silly side too.