Thanksgiving was full of extra meaning this year. My first grandchild, Cora Diane Hutton, arrived with the sunrise on Sunday, November 20.
Neither Mr. Kathie nor I have any siblings, so our own kids have no aunts and uncles and no first cousins. In a family this small, a new family member is huge and exciting news. Delighted, overjoyed, thrilled, excited! All is well and little Cora and her proud parents are settling in at home, getting to know each other, and becoming a family.
We've been overdosing on Skype; cannot get enough. Yes! I'll be traveling to visit very soon.
And it all takes me back to another Thanksgiving week in the late 1970s, when we were welcoming Cora's mom into our family.
Family history is important to all of us. Cora is a name that dates to the mid-19th century in my family; Diane honors little Cora's paternal grandma. The wheel turns, doors close, windows open, new life sustains us and propels us forward. Welcome Cora...