Ralph Higgins

Ralph Higgins
color pencil sketch by Gayle Higgins

Quotes I Like

"If you do not take an interest in the affairs of your government, then you are doomed to live under the rule of fools."

– Plato


Saturday, March 24, 2012

My Grandchildren

I think I've been remiss in introducing our grandchildren.  So far we have 7 of these little suckers.  Well, some are not so little anymore, but I can't keep up with them. In fact, the two older girls are 22 and 25 years old. And then there's AvaSophia, who is, in fact, an adorable "little sucker."

AvaSophia Severino, born September 26, 2011.

 "They elected 'who' President...?" 

 Little Ava sees the real world for the first time and confronts the existential concept of returning to the womb.

This is my new "miracle" granddaughter and she's a wonderful Little girl.

Vanessa Brunner, 25, University
of Oregon graduate, currently
a journalist in San Francisco.
(Beauty, brains, talent)
Emily Brunner, 22, University of
Arizona graduate, currently a
graphic designer in
San Francisco
(Beauty, brains, talent)
Luke Brunner, 17, Los Gatos
High  School junior, with date.
(Mr. Studley)

Seth Brunner, 12, soccer
player and student at
Hillbrook School.
(An Oregon Duck fan)

"Animal," aka Joshua, 7, Gabriel, 12,
terrific boys, with AvaSophia.
(Brainy boys and "what, me worry?")


  1. You get a lot of the credit, Juliane. Those are two great boys.

  2. Handsome & Beautiful they are!

    Put a cowboy hat on each of them so we can see if their is any resemblance to their grandfather on the Higgins side!!!!

  3. Thanks, Ed. If you want to see a "comical" version of resemblance, go to the archives and click on "marriage and family." Then go all the way to old posts and look for "There Will Never be Another Ewe." This is what happens when genetics go awry.