The beautiful child below is, of course, our new granddaughter Colbie, born December 15, 2008. She is now seven weeks old (picture shows her at six weeks). I have been desperately scouring through family photo albums, trying to find a relative—it doesn’t matter how many centuries back—who resembles her: Great-great Grandma Olga’s freckles and red hair? Aunt Barb’s French or Aunt Annette’s Norwegian nose? Great-Great Uncle Napoleon’s eyebrows? I'm looking for any hint of a family resemblance.
I am very close to admitting that at six weeks, Colbie may look like her mom’s side of the family, especially her Uncle Brian who lives in Colorado. Lucky for all of us, Brian is a very good-looking guy.
So I want you to examine the picture carefully. If any of you find any resemblance at all to one of our family members, living or dead, black sheep or white sheep, please let me know. We would like to believe that at least one measly little Norwegian or French gene in our family pool was strong enough to find its way to our new granddaughter!