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Tossing Pebbles in the Stream

This blog is my place to sit and toss pebbles into the stream. The stream of Life relentlessly passing before us. We can affect it little. For the most part I just watch it passing and follow the flow. Occasionally, I need to comment on its passing, tossing a pebble at it to enjoy the ripple affect upon Life's surface.

Sunday, July 07, 2013


My niece Laura just gave birth to a baby boy, her first, Benjamin Myssy.  What a thrill for her and her husband Dominic.  They live in Sydney Australia so young Ben is the first Aussie in the family.

My brother is thrilled and seems ready to plan the rest of this young fellows life. As a sign of their special connection Laura had the baby on my  brother's birthday. For many years they may celebrate it together.

Laura is the oldest of my Brother and his wife, Carol's three girls. Lovely young women the are. Nice people who have accomplished much in their lives.  Laura is qualified as a lawyer in North Carolina and now has qualified as a lawyer, or is it barrister, in Australia, where she and Dominic now live.  The other two girls, Heather and Andrea and still in school working to earn doctorates.  No indication yet when they might add some new family members.

Laura and Dominic will be wonderful accomplished parents I am sure.  Life has now taken  on more meaning for them both.  Congratulations!

Perhaps, if Ben is lucky he will learn Arabic as well as English growing up. His paternal grandparents immigrated from Lebanon.  At least some members of the family speak Arabic for he has an aunt who is an Arabic broadcaster.  How rich his life will be with this wonderful second language.  

Laura isn't the only one to deliver offspring. Mother Cat gave birth to a littler of five, four of them are orange cats.  My other three cats from a previous litter also have orange in their coats. I am not sure where this colour is coming from,  Life is full of surprises.


At 8:10 p.m., Blogger Sissy said...

Congratulations, Uncle Philip! What a happy delight for everyone of the family. Nothing can be more joyous than a new baby and being born on Richard's birthdate - what a fine birthday present for him, becoming a Grandfather. Laura sure looks like Carol.

At 8:14 p.m., Blogger Sissy said...

Mama Cat is a beauty and so are the babies; where is number 5 though or am I overlooking it. I really need a kitten. I do, I do.

At 9:43 p.m., Blogger Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

#5 kitten, marked like the mother is loccated between the mother and the lower edge of the box. Just below her head and shoulder you can see a dark sliver of the kitten.

At 7:44 a.m., Blogger Anvilcloud said...

Congratulations to all and especially to the foster father.

At 8:08 a.m., Blogger possum said...

oh what precious babies, 4 legged and 2 legged!
That orange fur extends to orange hair, too!
See? I have always said we were ALL related!

At 9:53 a.m., Blogger Owen Gray said...

Your family is expanding at a dizzying pace, Philip. Life is bursting out all over.

At 7:20 p.m., Blogger Ginnie said...

I thought along the same line as Possum when I saw the pictures !!
Seems like Mama Cat is trying to copy the lovely red hair that your niece has. Both are great pictures.


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