“It’s about time,” I’ll bet you are saying.  Our dear friends Sandy and Martin McCann are proud grandparents of Richard Briggs Freeman, born to their daughter Catherine and her husband Barry in Shanghai, China last week.

“We wish to the new child

A heart that can be beguiled by a flower

That the wind lifts as it passes over the grasses

After a summer shower.

A heart that can recognize without aid of the eyes

The gifts that life holds for the wise.

When the storms break for him,

May the trees shake for him their blossoms down.

May a friend wake for him so that his time be doubled,

And at the end of all loving and love, may the Man above

Give him a crown.”