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Jim's Jottings

Happy New Year From The Grandkids

December 14, 2011 - When we first started this Jim's Jottings holiday tradition, the two grandchildren Dan and Karen Offer (Karen is holding the pooch named Relish and Big Dan is next to her) were small enough to fit on my knees.

It was 1988.

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Dan was 3 years old and Karen was four months old. In that first picture, Karen had no hair, I had more and I still wore a suit and tie to work every day.

Now they are grown and living out west and I only wear a tie if the occasion arises.

They are the children of our daughter Luan and her husband, Bob Offer.

The Offer children both live in Colorado.

Back then, the three grandchildren standing around me, were only being dreamed of and anxiously waited for.

Now, they too are growing and becoming fine young people.

The Speed siblings are from the left Savannah, 16, Trevor (next to me) and Haley, both 12. Their proud parents are our daughter Susan and her husband, Tim Speed.

In 1988, I wrote, "From time to time their names appear in Jottings and I thought you might like to see who we're writing about."

These days, I sometimes mention m'dog Shayna (that's her in front).

While situations, and stations have changed in the 23 years since 1988, some things do not change.

We still find more joy in giving than in receiving and me and the grandkids still wish you a loving and prosperous 2012! -- Jim Sherman, Sr.

Jim Sherman, Sr. is president of Sherman Publications, Inc. He has penned "Jim's Jottings" since 1955.
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