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Saturday, January 30, 2016


   January started slowly.  The stock market was setting new lows.  The presidential campaigning couldn't be more depressing.  But, then, along came Madeleine, our second great granddaughter, on the 28th.  She was a week early, and she signed in at a strong 7.2 pounds and 21 inches.

     The mother is our granddaughter Melissa, and the ugly guy on the left, husband-Illia, is the slightly crazy Greek from Australia...and a welcome addition to the clan he is.  On Tuesday our first great granddaughter will be eleven!  When your youngest kid is a grandfather twice, it starts to put your life in perspective.  Perhaps some day I will get introspective and write down some profound pronouncements about my observations.  For the moment, however, I'll be happily content that everyone is doing well.  And life goes on as it is supposed to.
     I'll be flying up to New England in three weeks for an alumni ceremony, and I'll be able to sneak in a quick visit.


jsfare said...

I can't think of a better reason to have two Blog Posts in four days - a brand new Great Granddaughter. Congratulations to all!!

Dan Taylor said...

Congratulations! I think either a video blog or voice recording of some of your memories would be a worthwhile project. I have often thought about how I wish I had recorded Grandpa Cloutier with some of his tales of yesteryear. I do have many fond memories, but it would be great to have audio/video of them.