Friday, April 14, 2017

A Beautiful Holy Week Gift, Charlotte Rose

Welcome to the world Charlotte Rose! Born April 12th, 2017 at 8lbs 9oz and 20 inches long!

Grandfather's Creed
This is my granddaughter. There has never been, nor ever will be anyone exactly like her, and this one is mine.

Before God, I swear this creed. As long as the Good Lord allows me to draw breath, I promise to love you, spoil you, and make you laugh at my really corny jokes... and to pass you back when your diaper rumbles :).

Coincidentally, there is an English flower that shares her name.

Per The Charlotte Rose
One of the most beautiful yellow English Roses and also one of the hardiest...  'Charlotte'; enjoys ravishingly beautiful... Each bloom is packed with many petals (100 petals) and opens gradually from rounded buds to exquisite, cup-shaped blooms, in a lovely shade of soft butter yellow. Charlotte has an excellent green foliage and makes a most attractive rose shrub, making it ideal for the front of a border or mixed beds (kinda looks like hard boiled eggs to me! What better flower than this for Easter Week?!)

* Very free flowering and easy to grow, this rose blooms in flushes from late spring until frost and is an excellent repeat bloomer. (I cannot WAIT to watch you bloom, Charlotte Rose!)

* these rose bushes look stunning, when planted in a row!(hear that kids? bring on the next grandchild and get that hedge started!)

* Best grown in full sun (and faith in our Lord), in rich, fertile (love and support) with adequate moisture, well-drained soils (and diapers!)

Can ya tell I'm a first-time grandpa? :)


  1. Congratulations Jerry & Tina. You've finally got your girl! Now, if you're lucky, you'll live long enough to watch her have her own kids. Springing from Char, I'm thinking there may be a Dan for a great-grandson in your future!

    Thanks Michael!

  3. Congratulations, Grandpa. You and your family must be so proud :)

  4. Can't come up with a wince-smile comment for this one... just a wishing your beautiful granddaughter a good and happy life. Well done, grandpa et al.

  5. She is a beauty as is the flower.

    Enjoy Mr Blade !

  6. cube, Thanks! I'm still grinning from ear to ear! This little baby is so precious.

    Kid, Than you sir! I'm lovin' it!