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Sunday, 27 February 2011


Tom Glennon
I was born in 1945, on my grandfather's 70th birthday. In 1965, we gathered to celebrate his 90th birthday. His children, now senior citizens themselves, asked him to address the over 200 relatives gathered for the occasion. My grandfather stood, and smiled as he looked at his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. "As I look around", he said, "it is with astonishment that I realize that I am directly responsible for more than 85% of you being born." He paused, and then said, "I believe that it has all been to the good, as you have all filled me with joy." He then sat down, having said all that was needed.
Mannie Sherberg
Tom - you may recall my writing a few weeks ago about the watering-down of that venerable word "awesome." Well, the occasion you describe cannot, I think, be described with any other single English word -- unless perhaps it's "blessed." Thanks for reminding all of us why, on the sixth day, God looked at His creation and "found it very good."
Tom, you bless the memory of your grandfather. Thank you for sharing his wisdom, and his joy. It has indeed been "all to the good."

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