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Where I Become Opa


Carlin, born at 9 lbs and 12 oz, 21 inches long, to Chris and Mackenzie.

Mackenzie is Patti's daughter, and while I am not married to her (yet), I've become part of her family and so where Patti is now Nana, I am Opa.

Patti and I were walking through Old Town Spring here in Houston a while back, in a Bavarian shop, and I saw the word Opa on a little gray-haired man doll. I am German in my heritage (born to the Rademacher and Arnswald clans) and so some time later, Patti asked me what I would be called when the baby arrived.

"What do you mean?"

"Like, Grandpa? Papa? I'll be Nana."

"Hmm... never really thought about it."

Later that day, I chose Opa. It's German for Grandpa. It's unique. And I've always wanted my own afternoon talk show.

So Carlin came to be after a trouble-free birth, and everyone is fine. And me... I'm Opa.

ETC: And a picture of the happy family:


by Brett Rogers, 4/30/2013 7:25:54 AM


Congratulations to all!



Posted by Estelle, 4/30/2013 8:14:33 AM

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