Around The Coffeepot Ramblings #49: Newest Addition

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Blog entry by William posted 07-27-2013 11:37 PM 736 reads 0 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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If you read the title of this post, you may be thinking I made a tool purchase. No, this is much more special. There has been a new addition to the family.
You remember the boat cradle I made a while back for my soon coming grandchild?
That’s Dorothy, my grand daughter. She was born on Thursday and weighed seven pounds and fifteen ounces.
She is already proving to be a grandpa’s baby. I am already learning the advantages of grandchildren over children. The first time I held Dorothy in the hospital, she made a surprise in her diaper. When this happened with my own kids, it was time to change it. As grandpa though, as long as they are around, I just handed her to one of her parents.
I wouldn’t really do it, but I have been threatening my son that, as soon as she’s old enough, I’m going to load her up on chocolate and Coca-Cola, and send her home to them.
Ah! The joys of being a grandparent.


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#1 posted 07-27-2013 11:56 PM

Congrats to you as a Grandpaw, and to the new parents. Such a precious gift of life. Grand children are awesome. I have 7 now. I’ve came to that same conclusion of what you said, we shoulda had the Grandkids first…. LOL Dorothy looks very happy, and content in her new boat bed. A super nice build, btw.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#2 posted 07-28-2013 12:12 AM

to you and the family

what a joy !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 07-28-2013 12:14 AM

Thank you Roger.
I’d type more, but it is hard with one hand. She’s asleep on my arm because noone else could get her to calm down. Like i said, a grandpa’s baby.


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#4 posted 07-28-2013 12:14 AM

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#5 posted 07-28-2013 12:24 AM

she is a beauty william, ahhh there is nothing more wonderful for a family then to greet a new member..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#6 posted 07-28-2013 12:26 AM

It’s great to see the boat finally has the proper “crew”!!!

Congrats to you and the family.
I wish Dorothy all the luck in the world….
She’ll need it being related to you!!! ;^)

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#7 posted 07-28-2013 01:07 AM

I already told you how beautiful I thought she was but it bears repeating: she is an absolute doll!

My oldest granddaughter adores me and my youngest cries every time she sees me! Oh well, at least one likes me!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#8 posted 07-28-2013 01:22 AM

Thank you all fellas.


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#9 posted 07-28-2013 01:32 AM

What a beautiful little project!

The boat cradle is very nice too.

what I wouldn’t give for a grand kid…...tad jealous. big smile.

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#10 posted 07-28-2013 02:03 AM

Congrats on your grandpahood. It makes being a parent worthwhile ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#11 posted 07-28-2013 02:15 AM

Congrats to you and family…..hope you get some sleep tonight!

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#12 posted 07-28-2013 02:48 AM

You are a blessed man.

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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#13 posted 07-28-2013 03:42 AM

Congratulations William, now go spoil them!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#14 posted 07-28-2013 02:27 PM

Congrats William!!! I say many more projects in your future for her :)


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#15 posted 07-28-2013 02:38 PM

Congrats to you and the whole happy family. She’s beautiful. Great job on that crib, too.

-- Brian Timmons -

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