At 6:20 a.m. Bobbie and I received a phonecall from Bobbie’s daughter (and my beloved stepdaughter) Kim announcing that the moment had come.  She and husband Sal were on their way from home in Enfield, Connecticut, to St. Francis Hospital in Hartford for the birth of their sons.  By 8:34 a.m. Bobbie and I were on a train leaving Grand Central for New Haven, an email confirming our car reservation at Avis in the New Haven station in my pocket.  At 10:31 Benjamin Thomas Calcasola, then known as Baby A, emerged by emergency Caesarian Section, to be followed a minute later by Christopher Eugene Calcasola, then known as Baby B.  At noon Bobbie and I were holding these new humans in our arms.


Kim and Sal are doing very well.  He’s gotten some sleep and she a shower.


 As for us grandparents, for us it couldn’t be better!

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