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Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Spencer Jack Jones is 4 years, 3 months and 1 week old today. I learned this from Spencer's blog.
Spencer's 4th birthday was on March 7. I did not get to attend Spencer's birthday party.
I have only gotten to play with Spencer once. I think it was August 6 of 2008. I know it was at Bay View State Park in the beautiful Skagit Valley of the state of Washington.
I saw on Spencer's blog that my ex-wife, who's name inspired Spencer's name, left a nice happy birthday comment on Spencer's blog.
I find it odd that my grand nephew is named after my ex-wife and she sees him much more frequently than I do.
It is a blessing to be part of a convoluted, confusing, confounding family. With a couple thousand mile buffer.
Previously Spencer had a thing where he was very fond of vacuum cleaners. Collecting them. Toy versions. Spencer's dad, my nephew Jason, had a thing for ferry boats. When Jason was a kid he replicated the entire Washington State Ferry fleet in model form. That is a lot of boats.
I had to ponder it a bit, and I think after pondering I have it right. That being that since I met Spencer he has acquired 2 new uncles and a new aunt. Who are all younger than Spencer is. The uncles are David Jay and Theo John. The aunt is Ruby Jean.
I have no idea if Spencer has met his new uncles and aunt yet. I know I have not.
Spencer sure looks a lot like his grandpa, that being my brother, when my brother was a little kid. Near as I can remember. I find it odd that I hear from my favorite ex-sister-in-law more frequently than I do from my brother she was married to.
Like I said, it is a blessing to be part of a convoluted, confusing, confounding family. With a couple thousand mile buffer.