An ounce of blood is worth more
than a pound of friendship.
Hello Family and Friends,
Greetings for a second time during this week of Easter as we celebrate important events in the life of our family.
Happy Birthday Jim Gower! Another "Jim birthday" in our family today on April 4 is that of my cousin Jim Gower, whose date of birth, 4-4-44, has always made his birthday easy to remember. He is the second child of my aunt and uncle Hank and Starlene Gower and the second grandchild of Leroy and Nola Shannon Gower.
Jimmie was born and raised in San Diego but lives today with his wife Cheryl (see first picture) in Fort Mojave, Arizona, along the Colorado River. Jim and Cheryl are the parents of one son, Tim, who teaches and coaches at North Monterey County High School in Castroville, California. They are also the proud grandparents of Tim's one son, Dane Gower, who turns 11 this year.
Happy Birthday today, to Ciara Ortiz! Ciara is the first born of Jeremy and Desiree Ortiz of Blue Springs, Missouri. She is also the first grandchild of Kim Boyd Clark, and the first Ggrandchild of Terry and Thelma Shepard Boyd of Gallup, New Mexico. This, of course, makes Ciara one of the GGgrandchildren of Will and Bura Davis Shepard.
Mom Desiree: Ciara will be turning 10 this Wednesday, April 4! She sure is growing fast! Time goes by so fast when you are a parent :) Ciara will be celebrating her birthday here in Missouri with family at her favorite BBQ restaurant, Famous Dave's!
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