Mamie is Greg's wife and we all welcome her to our family. Her daughter, Lauren, is also my newest granddaughter. She is a year younger than Hannah and two years younger than Terrell. Together they are all quite a household and each is just filled with love and joy. Mamie keeps it all running just a smoothly as "maple syrup in July" On this visit I was lucky enough to meet Mamie's parents who were visiting from Japan - we had a delightful time together and I learned just how delicious Japanese food is.
Mamie's father is a retired Vet and owns
a large thoroughbred horsefarm in northern Japan where he has 60 descendents of Arabian horses for stud and breeding. His horses are sold worldwide to discriminant buyers, including European Royalty. I really enjoyed learning about this as I know nothing about horses. We had a great visit and I am very pleased that they have become a part of our family. I appologize for the picture - the person taking it did not know how to use my camera!
We Love you Mamie and thank you for bringing Luke into our world!!
The statue above is of Benzo Yoda. He is Luke and Lauren's great great grandfather. The famous Japanese Director, Tetsuya Matsushima, just made a movie of his life entitled "Frontier Dreams" or "Atarashii Kaze" in Japanese. In November 2005 it was shown at the International Film Festival in Houston.