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Duggie88's picture
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A bit off topic

Today is 4 years that I lost my Dad. I memtioned before he was a very healthy 80 year old who just decided to take his own life for no apparent reason. For the last 3 years September 3rd has always haunted me until today. This morning my son and his girlfreind had a baby girl, it was pretty much planned (by the hospital) that this would be the day they would take the baby. September 3rd ain't such a bad day after all. Her name is Kailyn and now my son realizes how I felt the day he was born.

Sorry I haven't been on that much lately and just popped in to brag. Been entirely to busy at work getting things done so I can visit my son & family (and John) in Florida this weekend.

I would post a photo but can't figure it out at the moment.

Enjoy the day.............I do...............Every one of them


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I don't believe in coincidences Jeff, this was meant to be.  Wonderful news, and I'm smiling to the heavens for your family, I truely am !  Enjoy the newest little one, being a Grandparent is an awesome experience.....each and every time !  Hugs sent !  Katie

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Congratulations Grandpa ! Is this your first Grand Child ? If it is you cannot imagine how crazy you are going to be about this baby ! They are so much fun and the first one always remains special ! Have fun with Kailyn and have a great time visiting with John !!! Post a picture when you figure out how ( I don't know how either ) you deserve to brag . You will find that happening a lot now . Lol

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Looking forward to the visit....

Send me your photo if you want and I'll post it up for you...


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First Phrannie's great news, now yours!  How wonderful, and what a beautiful gift you have been given.  Blessings to you and your family.  Enjoy!  Oh, and I love her name!


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Congratulations on the new wee one.  Grandkids are a hoot, and we don't have to raise them....we're there to spoil them...in the good ways, I mean .

Have fun visiting John, too....


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That is so great!!  Congrats on the new grandbaby :) 

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Life is full of good and bad surprises.  We have by nature of being here as members of the H&N club each had a dose of bad.  Whether it is Skiffin catching a fish, Phrannie calling in NED or a new baby in your family, a little good helps us all.


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Now, remember these three words. SPOIL, SPOIL, SPOIL  The parents will hate you when you leave.  LOL

Yes, it is funny what coincidences we have. My oldest grandson's birthday is the date my father died and my son's birthday is the date my mother died which happens to be the Twin Towers tragedy date, many years apart, of course. Life is funny that way, I guess.



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Congratulations Grandpop!  I couldnt be happier that the Lord gave you something joyful to think about every September 3!  

Your a good man Jeff and deserve this happiness!  God Bless you and your whole family and your new princess Kailyn!

your friend,


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Here's the photo presentation of Jeff's lovely grandgirl....



It looks like she might have even been giving a little wave to the camera...


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Ingrid K
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Congrats Grandpa Jeff (and Grandma)

Oh My, she is absolutely gorgeous.

you will have no problems spoiling her.....and she will have Grandpa wrapped around her little pinkie in no time at all.

Enjoy your trip to meet her ..... and John and his lovely wife and pups.


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absolutely beautiful!!!!!!

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Something’s are just hard to understand until we walk in that person’s life and see what they see and feel what they feel. I am sorry to hear about your Dad but only God and him know what was going on in his life. Life is so beautiful and when I see young people abusing their bodies it is hard because they don’t understand what they are doing to themselves. The gift of life is so precious and when I see my grandchildren coming into the world all I can do is to fall down and thank the Lord above for letting me be a part of their life. It is what gives me the strength to keep fighting no matter what the cost. My only Son’s wife gave birth 3 months ago to a beautiful little girl, and seeing how he is when he holds her bring back memories of when he what only 3 months and I would be holding him.  

God is so good


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conts papaw!!!!  Kailyn is beautiful.  she will add sooooo much to ur life!  enjoy your visit and we'll look forward 2 more pics soon.


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She's an absolute dollbabyInnocent

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Congrats! Look at it as "the circle of life" 

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Congrats! Now you just need to ditch the union so you can spend time with the young one! don

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Thanks all!!!!! This is actually my 9th grandchild, 8 from my four stepchildren. They will all be spoiled the same Or should I say they will all  smell the same (LOL). I have nicknames for all of them and now have to work on one for Kailyn.

Thanks John for posting the picture.

Don trust me sometimes I do want to pack it in I will have completed 4 terms at the end of next year. I think  I may run for one more term and then retire. Back to work, I have a 7:00 pm meeting tonight.

Thanks again everyone


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