Christmas 2017: Update on Mike, Katy and Jake


Christmas 2017-Jake

Jake Lingle, December 21, 2017.

Uncle Sammy and Aunt Kathie are headed for Baltimore, Maryland today.  They will spend Christmas with the Knipp and Lingle families.

Aunt Kathie anticipates more hugs and cuddles with her grandson Jake.  Jake was born in February 2017 to her son Michael and daughter-in-law Katy.

Michael sent the latest photo of Jake.  I think I see a little of Aunt Kathie in that bright smile!

Merry Christmas to the Knipp and Lingle families!


Previous Posts about Michael, Katy and Jake

Michael and Katy’s Wedding, Baltimore, MD, June 11, 2016

Baltimore June 10-12, 2016

41e-Baby Lingle is coming February 2017!

Interlude: Jake’s First Halloween




17 thoughts on “Christmas 2017: Update on Mike, Katy and Jake

      1. I think this is why family history and genealogy is a worthwhile pursuit. With knowledge of inherited traits, talents and physical conditions parents can better monitor their child’s development. It empowers the parents to create an environment to nurture the positive and decrease or check the traits that are negative.

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      2. I am not as sure we can predict anything from genealogy, but we can appreciate where we came from and be grateful for what we have. For me, that is enough! I think our children are a mixture of too many genes from too many people to be able to predict or mold who they will be based on family history.

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      3. In my family I can see some health conditions repeating through 4 generations as the 4th reaches adulthood. It does help to know because being uncertain is not the best place to start. I’m talking about seizures, diabetes, etc. Knowing that it might occur can raise awareness to keep eyes open as the warning appears. My Great Uncle David had diabetes, as did his niece (my paternal Aunt. Dad taught me the warning signs and to understand the illness. That helped me in coming to terms when my Auntie was diagnosed early. Understanding that the seizure condition passed on from my Great Grandmother also helps lessen the impact. I have another cousin who also has a son with a similar seizure condition. We are able to support each other. That’s the kind of knowledge I’m talking about.

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  1. Yes, medical conditions can be passed on genetically and thus more predictable. I thought you meant personality traits, which I think are less susceptible to genetic proof!

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  2. Knowing that my seizure condition is hereditary helped me discuss it intelligently with my doctor. When the seizures first started I was not afraid. I was aware this might happen and so were the people around me. So there are certain aspects that are good to know. I’m not talking about shaping or molding a person although that is what my Dad tried to do. We cannot mold anyone to be like their ancestors. So yes, you are correct that our descendants must be free to develop and make choices. However, I am glad my parents throught enough to give me music lessons since my paternal Grandpa was a jazz musician before marriage. I did nto fulfill their expectations nor have his talent, but Amy did I ever enjoy those lessons and what I learned about early jazz. I could talk with the older generation about Bessie Smith, Billie Holliday and Louie Armstrong with ease.

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    1. How I wish I had either some artistic or musical talent! My father is very artistic as was his mother and uncle and who knows who else. But I did not inherit any of that.

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