Monday, March 26, 2012

Birthday 2 and Counting, March 26, 2012

You don't really understand human nature
unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round
will wave at his parents every time around
- and why his parents will always wave back.
~William D. Tammeus

Hello Family and Friends.

Happy Birthday Preslea! Today is the second birthday of Cindy's and my Granddaughter Preslea Maida Shepard of Alameda, California. Her proud parents are Nathan and Chenda Shepard. Preslea has one brother Logan, and another brother "to be named later", who will arrive this summer.

Preslea has taught Cindy and me a lot about being grand parents, as you might imagine. Without her we would never understand what an enjoyable, rewarding, demanding, and satisfying experience grandparent-hood is. And I am certain there is a lot more for us to learn.

We celebrated Preslea's birthday this past Saturday with a rousing pizza party on a rainy day in Alameda where she lives. The first picture shows Preslea with her grandmother Cindy at Preslea's birthday party as we were singing Happy Birthday to her.

Preslea is named after her great grandmother Maida Gower Shepard. She is the 10th of the 11 GGgrandchildren of Will and Bura Davis Shepard. Interestingly she is the 9th of the 11 GGgrandchildren of Leroy and Nola Shannon Gower.

The following is a photo presentation to celebrate Preslea's Birthday. (If the following does not play correctly, select this link.)

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