everyone in our family was bumped up a generation. My brother called today to tell me that his oldest daughter, Heather, had a baby last night. This is beyond mind-boggling to me because now I’m a great aunt, my parents are great grandparents and my Grandpa Porgy has been made a great, great grandfather. What’s even more incredulous is to think of my brother as somebody’s grandfather! After all, I remember when he used to take my mother’s pantyhose, put rocks in the feet of them, put the top portion over his head and walk up and down the street with the legs stretched out and bouncing along behind him. He’s the little brother who went fishing then tossed his tackle box in his side attic. We lived in an older house with a slanted roof and side storage areas accessed through sliding doors off of the upstairs bedrooms. Anyway, he had forgotten that he’d left a trout inside the box until protests about his room smelling worse than usual prompted an investigation. It wasn’t pleasant. I could go on. I know that David is now a responsible and productive member of society. He has been for many years, but there will always be a small part of me which remains convinced that he has cooties.
According to Grandpa Cootie, (heh, heh, heh) both baby and mom are doing fabulously well. I’m not sure of the spelling, but he said that the baby’s name is *Melia. I’ve decided to make her The Rocketry Cardigan.
Please note that this photo is from the Dream in Color site, where I purchased the pattern. It is NOT mine, it is theirs. I make no claims to this photo or the sweater shown therein. I’ve not chosen colors yet for the one I’ll knit. Any suggestions for cute, but not too girly, color combinations are very welcome. In addition to the sweater I’d like to make a pair of matching Saartje’s Booties.
Congratulations to Heather. A warm welcome to baby Melia. And of course a big congratulations to Grandpa Cootie too!
p.s. For those concerned about my callous remarks and name calling, they are made in jest, as my brother well knows.
*I just found out that the correct spelling of her first name is Maleigha and her middle name is Nicole.