This picture was taken yesterday evening a short time after Sadie Elizabeth Owens came on the scene. She is a chubby 8 pound, 1 ounce baby who Julie says is a good nurser. John has already taken on the fatherly duty of changing diapers. We got over to see and even hold her for a few minutes this morning. The years go by so quickly (like toilet paper when you get down near the end of the roll) that it doesn't seem very long ago that I baby sat Julie for an hour or so when she was a baby and our first time to see her. Carolyn and Elaine left me "in charge" while they went downtown in Boone, NC to buy some necessities. It was the beginning of our bonding which has continued over the years. Today is the 112th anniversary of my Mother's birth date. Some years ago I took a picture of Mother, Elaine, Carolyn and Julie on our front porch and referred to it as "The Four Women in my Life". I'm now looking forward to the day in the near future when I can take a similar picture. While Mother will not be in the photograph, I'm sure some of her loving features have been passed on through the generations and will be carried on by Sadie.