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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Aug 22 2010 7:52 PM

Tes:
Congratulations,but who is not a grandfather?

I'm not a grandfather.

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Matthew C Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Aug 22 2010 8:03 PM

Energized1:

And if its okay to mention - a proud 1st time grandfather!!!

I'm a father of 13 in OKC and grandfather of two with another two on the way.

Like they say, "If I knew grandkids were so fun, I would have had them first!"

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Emery Horvath | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 23 2010 2:01 AM

Matthew C Jones:

Energized1:

And if its okay to mention - a proud 1st time grandfather!!!

 

I'm a father of 13 in OKC and grandfather of two with another two on the way.

Like they say, "If I knew grandkids were so fun, I would have had them first!"

 

Oh yeah!  I second that motion!

Emery,

 

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David C. Rowe | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 23 2010 5:30 AM

Hi Tes,

Scenic Lawrenceville, New Jersey.

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Tes | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 23 2010 6:26 AM

David C. Rowe:

Hi Tes,

Scenic Lawrenceville, New Jersey.

Welcome to the forum David,

Blessings in Christ.

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Tes | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 23 2010 6:31 AM

Rosie Perera:

Tes:
Congratulations,but who is not a grandfather?

I'm not a grandfather.

Rosie, It is typical Eritrean idiomatic speach, it is not intended to the negative rather than to magnify the positive.

Blessings in Christ.

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 23 2010 12:03 PM

Tes:

Rosie Perera:

Tes:
Congratulations,but who is not a grandfather?

I'm not a grandfather.

Rosie, It is typical Eritrean idiomatic speach, it is not intended to the negative rather than to magnify the positive.

Ah, I see. In American idiomatic English it would mean "everyone is a grandfather." However we have heard people sometimes saying things like "we are all Americans" after 9/11, and it means they are expressing solidarity with us, not a literal interpretation. So I guess that is what it's like in the Eritrean idiom. Thanks for the explanation.

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Tes | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 23 2010 4:21 PM

 

I am a father of 4 Children.three girls and One boy,and four grand children and the fifth is on the way around at the end of this month.

Blessings in Christ.

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 23 2010 4:48 PM

Tes:

I am a father of 4 Children.three girls and One boy,and four grand children and the fifth is on the way around at the end of this month.

Congratulations. I am the aunt of one nephew who is very, very dear.

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DIsciple II | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 23 2010 5:06 PM

 

Rosie Perera:

Tes:

I am a father of 4 Children.three girls and One boy,and four grand children and the fifth is on the way around at the end of this month.

Congratulations. I am the aunt of one nephew who is very, very dear.

Wow Tes.  They must bring you so much blessing and joy.

A bit like Rosie but not quite I am the Uncle of one niece who is also very, very dear.

 

 

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Tes | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 23 2010 5:23 PM

I am the uncle of 15 chilren as well.

Blessings in Christ.

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Jack Caviness | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 23 2010 5:55 PM

Tes:
I am a father of 4 Children.three girls and One boy,and four grand children and the fifth is on the way around at the end of this month.

3 children

8 grandchildren

3 great grandchildren

And all very, very dear.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 23 2010 8:05 PM

Jack Caviness:

3 children

8 grandchildren

3 great grandchildren

And all very, very dear.

Congratulations but how dull - for their 75th wedding anniversary my parents had

3 living children

3 to 9 grandchildren (approximately)

6 to 13 great-grandchildren (a conservative estimate)

3 great-great grandchildren thanks to some of the relaxed count above

The somewhat casual count depends on how you count children raised by children; how you count their kids and various half-siblings.  This is known as a banyan family tree ... something my family has a long and proud history of. In fact when Dad was in his 90's, he and some 'distant' younger cousins figured out that the relationship was that Dad's great grandparents had taken in their great-great grandmother when her parents drown crossing a river on the way west (Mennonites passing through Tennessee to be precise).

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DIsciple II | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 23 2010 10:24 PM

MJ. Smith:

... for their 75th wedding anniversary my parents had

3 living children

3 to 9 grandchildren (approximately)

6 to 13 great-grandchildren (a conservative estimate)

3 great-great grandchildren thanks to some of the relaxed count above

The somewhat casual count depends on how you count children raised by children; how you count their kids and various half-siblings.  This is known as a banyan family tree ... something my family has a long and proud history of. In fact when Dad was in his 90's, he and some 'distant' younger cousins figured out that the relationship was that Dad's great grandparents had taken in their great-great grandmother when her parents drown crossing a river on the way west (Mennonites passing through Tennessee to be precise).

Just as well your family doesn't qualify to make it into the Biblcal People module Wink

Terah's family tree is complicated enough

 

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 23 2010 10:57 PM

Andrew McKenzie:
Terah's family tree is complicated enough

Looks like a good inspiration to me. Big Smile

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Emery Horvath | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 24 2010 2:34 AM

 

Tes:

 

I am a father of 4 Children.three girls and One boy,and four grand children and the fifth is on the way around at the end of this month.

 

similar here that is father of 4 children - 3 girls and 1 boy - and one grand child - BTW - the one with the grandchild, who is currently living with her husband in Iceland, will be here next week with the grand!!!!  Can't wait!

Emery,

 

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Tes | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 24 2010 6:10 AM

A little more, my oldest daughter together with her husband have 3 children, 2 girls and 1boy.She is 30 yrs old. They live in Asmara the capital city of Eritrea. And my son is 28yrs old; he lives in Asmara as well. He married last year, his wife is pregnant, they are expecting a baby close to the end of this month, and perhaps the baby will have the same birth day as mine. The third one is living in Germany she has 1 boy. My youngest daughter is now in England. I can't say more, because in our culture the cross has a different chapter than in the 1 world. Any way the need for intercetion is always in its place.

 

Blessings in Christ.

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Tes | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 24 2010 10:37 AM

Andrew McKenzie:
Wow Tes.  They must bring you so much blessing and j

Amen!

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Jack Caviness | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 24 2010 7:34 PM

MJ. Smith:

Jack Caviness:

3 children

8 grandchildren

3 great grandchildren

And all very, very dear.

Congratulations but how dull - for their 75th wedding anniversary my parents had

Ah, but I have 26 more years to catch up, although my statistics seem to be a bit more precise.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 24 2010 9:19 PM

Jack Caviness:
Ah, but I have 26 more years to catch up,

and I hope you make it ... it generates a great family reunion.

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