Friday, January 9, 2009
Happy Belated Birthday To Greg
This is yours truly in January 1966 holding my Godchild and nephew, Gregory, on the Sunday afternoon that he was baptised at St. Remy Catholic Church in Russia, Ohio. Don't I look like I don't know how to really hold and handle a newborn baby! Greg was born on in early January. He just missed being a New Years Day baby.
From left to right are my Dad, the Godparents, baby Greg and Greg's maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Leugers. (Sidenote: Mr. Leugers fought in Germany in World War I)
This photo was taken in August of 1968 when Greg was two years old. He is with his father Carl in the potato patch. (Another sidenote: we used to grow lots and lots of potatoes and would sell them to the town folks in Russia, Ohio)
Here is my Godchild on his wedding day. Doesn't he look handsome standing beside his bride Connie.
Now here is a photo of Greg's children: older daughter Brooke, the twins Justin and Jordan, younger son Jake and younger daughter Eliza. What a handsome young family he has!
And here is my Godchild Greg standing by his father Carl and his three sons up in the cab of this big red combine. I've been told that this old combine has been replaced with a new one that is bigger and better. My family farmers around Russia are now heading into the fourth generation.
My father would be so proud of Greg's farming abilities.
So Happy Belated Birthday, Greg!
Hope It Was A Great One!
Aunt Joann and Uncle Jack in Virginia