This is Fred's birthday. It reminds me of when I was sitting in the dining room in the house on the hill in Vassar and your mother told me that we were about to have a baby. I was Twenty-nine years old at the time and was about to be a father for the first time. It was one of the biggest transitions of my life.
It was also one of the best things that ever happened to me. At this point, thirty-two years later, I wouldn't take anything for any one of my children. They have been such a blessing. I don't know if I would see the point of life without children being a part of it. All my children are such a credit to the family and I love all of them.