At 9.05 am on Monday 25 August 2014, just as I was about to walk out the door to go to my
late wife’s Aunty’s funeral some 100 kms away, I took a phone call from my son Andrew who
advised that 10 minutes earlier Kate and he had a baby boy.
He was quite please with himself. At that time all he could say that he was a “good
size”, as they had not yet weighed the baby. Shortly after I arrived at the funeral my
sister-in-law told me that the baby was 3.8 kms
Before and after the funeral my sister-in-law kept checking her phone to to see if they
had given him a name. It was not until I got home at 6 pm on Monday night that I was told
that his first name will be Thomas ???? Boyd and they still had to work out his second
So this is my 10th grandchild. Three girls and seven boys.
My only daughter’s daughter was most upset that she had another boy cousin, as she wanted
another girl to play with when the family gathers.
While Andrew’s 6 year old son, was quite pleased to have another brother. I suspect that
he will now put an “order” in for a sister.
So buying presents for my grandchildren, when I go overseas, will now become a little more