Cycle of Life


This past week a cousin, Marylou Blair, passed away.  I love this photo of her at a grandchild’s wedding.  Her husband, Dave, and my father grew up together in Detroit. 

After they retired from teaching, Dave and Marylou moved to an A-frame in Watsonville, California, among the redwoods.  My children loved their place, especially the workshop in the barn.  Dave and Marylou dropped in on my mother every year in their Fifth Wheel.   I visited them in Sisters, Oregon five years ago, and Sequim, Washington after Marylou became ill.  


My third grandchild, Aiden Trey Custer, was born yesterday evening to my daughter, two weeks late, at home with a midwife and family.  9 lbs 6 oz 21”. 

He is healthy, if not happy to be out in the world.  From the right, he is just out, in the hands of the midwife.  Later, with his sister and dad.  This morning with me.

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8 Responses to “Cycle of Life”

  1. richard kizu-blair Says:

    Great pictures! I’ll have to FB Alissa and Josh…congrats on your new grandchild.

  2. Lynn Shore Says:

    Great pictures! Congrats on your new grandchild.

  3. Leslie Says:

    How wonderful to have a new grandchild, my sypathies for the loss of your cousin.

    The cycles of life are amazing.

  4. Barbara Kittle Says:

    Congratulations on the new grandson, and condolences on the loss of your cousin. Life indeed is a cycle, it’s good to have a birth to offset the death.
    How nice that you could be there for Aiden’s birth.

  5. Lynn Blair-Thomas Says:

    How wonderful to feel the circle of life- thank you for sharing my mom’s picture and story- and hurray for a new grandson!
    The Other Lynn Blair

  6. Jim Says:

    Congratulations, Lynne!

  7. Price Says:


    Condolences and congratulations. About time for a visit.


  8. Rhonda R. Fleming Says:

    Life is a mix of beginnings and endings – they are lovely pictures and stories.

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