Oct 9, 2004
Hosea Downing (all eight pounds three ounces of him pictured above) arrived safely at Seton Hospital in Austin Texas at 10:48 a.m. on October 8th, 2004. His mother (my daughter) Anna is doing great. "Grandmother" (the official title of my wife, Linden, also pictured above) can not be removed from the room.
"Mr. Summer" (my official title) is observing this all with the detached bemusement expected of a curmudgeon (as seen above).
Life is a miracle.
Thank You, God, for all the blessings of this life, especially the blessing of Hosea.
We will be looking at the girls he dates carefully, especially any he becomes engaged to, and very especially if the girl is named after a Marine Corps private from Mayberry, RFD.