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All is right with the world... The Grandchildren are more fun than a barrel of monkeys and all the family are healthy and happy! If you all are half as content as this old Gampa, you are doing very well.
6/24/2016 6:29:56 PM Left Coast Time
I took a physics course that was so hard I couldn't find the classroom. -- Robert SchmidtIt has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first. -- Ronald Reagan

My Favorite Person

Meet my lovely wife, Susan, and yep, she is my favorite person.  I tell her that all the time, but I am not sure if she believes it.

Susan is a wonderful wife, Mother, and Grannie Sue, and is mostly responsible for keeping me in line.  She rules the roost around here, and keeps me humble, usually with nothing more required than a certain look in my direction.

Susan works hard to make sure that all of our family are safe and well, and goes out of her way to help friends and total strangers when needed.

It's my job to keep her happy, so I try to make sure that she always has fresh flowers… she likes that, a lot.   I tell Susan all the time, if she continues to act right, I may just keep her.

Grandchildren Are Awesome!

I used to wonder why the children of my children are called Grand… I don't wonder about that anymore, but I do wonder how we got along for all these years without them in our lives.

When we were blessed with our very first Grandbaby, I thought our hearts would overflow… they didn't… they just expanded so that they could hold all the joy that this beautiful, perfect, wonderful child, blood of my blood, brought to us.

Then we had another and another, and then another and another… our hearts continued to fill and expand, fill and expand… and now we completely understand why they are called Grand.

We've plenty of room left in our hearts for more of this Grand treatment. Grandchildren are; like our children, our sun and our moon, our stars and our world, and we love them to infinity and back, a thousand times over.

The Baileys

What can you say when your firstborn meets their soulmate?  I say that it is a blessing beyond compare.

Our daughter Shelbee, husband Chuck, and our Grandchildren, bring joy and happiness to all our lives.

Shelbee is an awesome homemaker and Mom, and is constantly expanding her horizons by learning new things.  Shelbee has embraced Motherhood and has excelled in Yoga, becoming a certified instructor. She and the kids have a beautiful garden, which she uses to keep her family in fresh vegetables... yum, yum.

Chuck, who I call my New Son, is talented in so many ways, it would take a book to describe them all.

He designs and builds radio controlled airplanes, robots, and other clever electronic devices, and shares my personal interests of computers, web-based programming and design, and music.

Chuck is a very talented musician, as well as an award-winning studio producer and engineer for major recording artists.

He is also a great Dad to Merilyn, Amber, and Robert, and the protector and provider for my baby girl and Grandchildren.  Granny Sue and I are proud to call him Son.

The Saskatoon Helms'

Mom and I take great pride in our Son Michael and and Daughter Tara.

Michael is our oldest Son and is fortunate to have such a beautiful, wonderful wife.

Tara hails from Canada and has brought joy to us since the first day we met her.  She has been a light in Michael and all of our lives that we cannot seem to get enough of. Heidi and Zoee are lucky to have such an awesome Mommy and we rest assured that their safety and well-being both are first and foremost on Tara's mind, every minute of the day.

Michael and Tara both graduated from Kennesaw University, and are both proud of their Owls. Michael works in the sales and account management arena, and Tara is a educator.

Tara came to the US on scholarship as a star pitcher with the Kennesaw Owls softball team.  They are now living in Canada, along with our two beautiful Granddaughters, Heidi and Zoee.

Granny Sue and I love and cherish them all, and although they are two thousand miles away, technology, the Internet, and Skype keep us in touch on a daily basis.

Granny Sue and I also try to get in at least one trip a year to go and see them.

Young Son and New Daughter

Daniel is our youngest Son and is married to our beautiful New Daughter; Heather.

Heather has brought so much love and laughter into our lives, we don't know how we've survived this long without her. It is so apparent when they look at each other, that the love runs deep within the both of them and it is a wonderful thing to behold.

Daniel has been a music fan since before he was potty trained.  He started taking piano lessons when he was about ten years old and is a natural musician who now plays anything he decides to.

He is a talented singer and songwriter, commands the stage whenever he is on it, and spent several years traveling all over the country, playing concerts at various venues.

He has taken some time away from the stress of life on the road, and is spending lots of time with his new bride, building a home life.

Heather is a very talented Event Coordinator and spends a bit of time traveling with her career as well. These two have been best friends since middle school, and soul mates since time immortal.

Daniel and Heather have promised that it won't be too much longer before they start thinking seriously about producing an offspring or two as well. They are both such bright lights for the entire family, we can wait… but not too long we hope.

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