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Fri, 5 Dec 2014 20:33:32 -0500
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I'm an atheist, but all I can think to say Is God Bless both  of you.
In a message dated 12/5/2014 8:04:46 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
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Hearty  congratulations Carl! How wonderful. Thank you for this.

May your  travels to the many lands of Mark strike you how closely and
sharply the  places he visited match his descriptions of them.

On Friday, December  5, 2014, Carl J. Chimi <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I guess this  is slightly off topic, but some of you might be amused by 
>  My lovely daughter is pregnant for the first time at 34, due in late  
> of
> 2015.  When we asked her if she had thought of  names, she said if it is a
> girl they are thinking of Olivia.  If  a boy, Samuel.
> Now, I've been a Mark Twain buff for over 50  years, but I'm not aware my
> daughter has anything but a layman's  knowledge of him.  She seemed
> surprised
> when I made the  connection for her.  Neither name has ever appeared
>  anywhere
> in my or her mother's families, as far as I know.  She  just likes those
> names.
> Perhaps a parent's interests  rub off in unexpected ways.  This will be my
> first grandchild and  I eagerly await the appearance of little Livy or 
> I am  retiring in mid-January, after more than 30 years in the classroom 
>  a
> professor of computers in business sorts of topics.  I guess I  am picking
> the right time.  I'm already making a list of Mark  Twain places to visit.
> Maybe someday the little one and I will visit  some of them together.
> Sorry to be off topic, but my daughter  made me very happy in several ways
> when she told us  this.
>  Carl