L 'd like to begin this chapter on a cheerful note, so I'll continue with a little more history of the children. Jean and David, the first to be married, also pre, sented us with our first grandchild, Eli, born in 1972. He was a handsome baby, and needless to say, we were pleased as punch, proud grandparents indeed. Middlebury, their home, is an easy drive from Ithaca, so we visited there and watched him grow, and they often brought him to visit us. His sis, ter, Elizabeth, was born in 1977, bringing us further happiness.