Sunday, December 3, 2006

Life Goes On

I got a midnight phone call.  I am a Great-Grandfather.

My grand-daughter, who has been expecting a girl, delivered a boy.  There are still some surprises in the process, it seems. This is my first great-grandchild.

Being a new great-grandfather is not going to cut an ice around the old folks home.  Great-grandchildren are as common as fleas around here. One of my tablemates had a great-grandson serving in the army in Uzbekistan.  I didn't even know we had an army in Uzbekistan.  His great-grandson was awaiting his return to see his son, tablemate's great-great-grandson.

I did beat tablemate, Wilma, in the great-race.  Her grand-daughter is expecting.  Will be Wilma's first great-grandchild, too. 

And earlier in the evening, I got to deliver news that I received e-mail that Cousin Bertha is a great-grandmother.  Again.  Her grand-daughter in Costa Rica delivered a boy, too.  Those two new babies, my great-grandchild and Bertha's great-grandchild are Fourth Cousins.

I had three or four living great-grandparents when I was born, but only got to know one of them. 

My five grand-children respectfully call me "Grandfather", not "Grandpa" or "Grampaw".  I hope I live long enough to have my first great-grandchild call me "Great-grandfather".  I will call him "Kid". . 

13 comments:

madcobug said...

That is great news. Congratulations. Funny in this age of time there was a mistake on what sex the baby was going to be. Now this little boy will be wearing all pink things. NOT. Helen

reconcilinglife said...

BIG CONGRATS!!! I hope I live long enogh to be a GREAT grandparent. Abby is only 3. Possible, not likely. Bam

mtrib2 said...

That is wonderful news about the birth of your great grandson!   Having no children I do have 3 great neices and 1 great nephew.    My great nephew is a year older than my brother's son who is 5.    I have 2 nephews and 1 neice.    It is a cold 23 degree morning here in S. Illinois and I am stoking my woodstove and sitting by my oil filled electric radiator heater in my otherwise cold kitchen in the lowest part of my cabin.    I left the water dripping in the sink last night and it was no longer dripping this morning but my water line did not freeze.     mark

garnett109 said...

Congrads on the new great grandson!

jckfrstross said...

Congrats!!!

Deb

bamawmn46 said...

What a surprise!!  A boy instead of a girl!! Perhaps not knowing (or thinking you know) is much better. I remember being so excited when I went into labor with Charlie, not just because I was going to see him, but because I didn't know if it was a boy or a girl!  Congratulations, Great-Grandfather!!
Jackie

plieck30 said...

Congratulations! Paula

kateh2ocolorart said...

Interesting, Great Grandfather, that you will choose to call the boy "Kid"...LOL  Great Aunt Kate  (I DO like the ring of GREAT KATE)

magogos said...

Congratulations! When my daughter has a baby recently, my father's comment was, "I feel fine about being a great-grandfather. What bothers me is being married to a great-grandmother!" My mother roared! Margo.

firestormkids04 said...

Congratulations on your great-grandson!  I have a step-great, but would like the rest of the grandchildren to wait a while - I'n not 60 yet.  Blessings to you Chuck, Penny http://journals.aol.com/firestormkids04/FromHeretoThere  http://journals.aol.com/firestormkids04/TimeforaLittlePoetry

nyboots said...

Wow! A great grandfather!!!!!!!!!!!  Congratulations!!! Ginger  

tendernoggle said...

well, isn't it nice to get that late night call and it be GOOD news for a change??? lol
CONGRATULATIONS!
hugs,
carlene

valphish said...

I recently became a grandma at 40.  I am going to be a young great-grandma probably.  My grandson has a Great-great grandma.  Wow!  CONGRATULATIONS, G'Pa Groundhog!  Hug the kid for me when you can!  Love, Val xox
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