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Lucile Pierce Samford

When my first grandchild was born on August 22, 2008, I wrote a little journal entry because the Lovely Laura Lee told me her grandfather kept a daily journal and each grandchild could go back and read about the day they were born. So now that this is a tradition, herewith is the journal entry for today, November 10, 2009, the day my second grandchild was born.

Lucile Pierce Samford, second daughter of Daniel and Emily, was born this morning just after 10 am. She weighed in at 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 21.5 inches long. She has a thick head of very dark hair and was born with very long fingernails which had to be filed down by her grandmothers Laura Lee and Charlene to prevent her from scratching her face. Best she get accustomed to regular manicures at a young age.

Lucille Pierce came into the world as Tropical Storm Ida came ashore on the Gulf coast drenching our area with heavy rain. As of tonight, areas in Birmingham have reported anywhere from 3 to 6 inches of rain over the last 24 hours. Creeks and rivers are flooded and the Mountain Brook Club golf course looks like a large lake. This rain is added to a very rainy fall with Birmingham receiving more than 5 feet of rain so far this year compared to an average of about 41 inches at this time of year.

Our economy is just beginning to show signs of recovery from a deep recession which began almost two years ago. Stella’s arrival and now Lucile’s have come among terrible economic times.

However, both of these beautiful children have been a welcome addition to the world, and a sign of hope for better days to come.

Welcome to the world Lucile. We look forward to watching you grow. And we hope the world will become a better place for you and your sister.

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Reader Comments (1)

you should also post the entry for stella - she might one day want to read her entry to this world on your blog one day! i would like to read it.

April 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteryour second daughter

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