VISIT TO GALT TO SEE NEW GREAT GRANDSON MAY 2008
Our first Great Grandson, Memphis Levi Roper, was born near Galt, CA on April 12, 2008. We finally managed to arrange flights to go up to Galt and have the thrill of seeing and holding and hearing him! What a pleasure! We are very proud and thankful to his parents for bringing this delightful young man into our lives.
What a handsome baby!
She sure looks happy!
I think she would like to take him home!
Richard takes a break from his work to enjoy his grandson.
Marie just can't get enough of him.
The proud father really enjoys his new offspring.
I guess that we all know what that white cloth on Marie's shoulder is used for.
I just had to take a photo of these fantastic roses in Richard's back yard.
That is a California Coast Redwood tree that Richard is proudly displaying. He reported that he planted them about 2 years ago and they were about 3 1/2 feet high at that time. They really love this rich soil and mild climate.
Richard has just finished assembling this new cozy chair.
On Tuesday afternoon we all went to this historical old McFarland ranch, operated by the Galt Area Historical Society.
Their website reports:
In 1878, John McFarland went to the "widow's walk" on the roof of his house to survey his 3800 acre ranch in the heart of the Sacramento Valley. He saw nothing in the distance except waves of wheat and perhaps the Miwoks, members of a tribe of local Native Americans, harvesting the grain.
Local volunteers are restoring the house to it's original glory.
I love the porches.
As you can see, there are some beautiful old trees on the ranch.
Memphis, with his mom and grandma.
Marie is sure having a grand time.
Now, who is that old geezer acting like a great grandpa??
well, he really is the center of attention.
Here we see Richard in his nice office. He gets a beautiful view of his garden when the blinds are open.