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Friday, August 29, 2008


Blue is the color of night

When the red sun

Disappears from the sky

Raven feathers shiny and black

A touch of blue glistening down her back


Lucinda Williams -- "Blue"




The code word is BLUE in the Key and Tyner families. I am going to have a NEPHEW! Since our poor father was henpecked by 5 aunts and a sister then went on to have 2 daughters and 2 granddaughters ( god, even most of our pets were female), I think he is going to be terribly relieved to have some testosterone in the mix.
We won't speak about the Short People's reaction to this news; let's just say that they are wearing tiny black arm bands and draping the mirrors. "Boys are yucky", they say. We're encouraging this sentiment in the (lost) hope that they will continue to feel that way until they are at least in college.

Please stop over at the Sunday Night Buttermilk Waltz and say congrats. Please also suggest a middle name for this poor baby; so far all they have is James ____________ Tyner. I am voting for Irwin or Rowen (or maybe Elvis...Clare is due near his birthday), Kate is hoping for Max, India likes William and Tracy is rooting for Alexander. But come on, people, let's get creative! Be funky! Alopecia, Chris Robinson, Shaft...everything is on the table at this point. If we don't help Derek and Clare the child may officially be crowned James Blank Tyner.


SO happy for you both ( even the Short People), and can't wait to meet little what's his name!






5 comments:

Clare said...

Thanks Aunt Lollie!!! I have a name that I call the little man, when I talk to him, but I won't share until its official. Suggestions are welcome. I did explain to Derek that they will not let you leave the hospital, these days, until you name your baby. Let's hope we get something in time and that I'm not stranded at Rex for 5 days while we decide.

So excited!!!

Long DAy With Short People said...

Aunt Lollie? Did I approve that?

Actually it's kinda cute. I'll go with it.

Clare said...

Yep, you liked that one. We have till Januray to come up with something solid...get to thinkin'!!

Deana said...

Oh how sweet....little boys can be so precious. I'll have to go congratulate them!

Clare said...

Alopecia Tyner really does have a ring to it!