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Monday, September 22, 2014

MY GRANDDAUGHTER


Here is a curious fact that seems to call into question one of the fundamental assumptions of Rational Choice Theory:  It is an indisputable fact that my granddaughter is cuter than anyone else's granddaughter.  Everyone I know thinks that his or her granddaughter is cuter than my granddaughter.  This ought to generate a contradiction, but it does not.  Both assertions are true.

By the way, now that Athena is six, she has graduated from Candyland and Go Fish to Backgammon.  But she is still a shark.  I would not recommend getting into a money Backgammon game with her.

5 comments:

Tony Couture said...

That is a very beautiful picture! I do not have any granddaughters to compete. I always associate San Francisco with bright colors and happiness because of a very upbeat film called The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill, starring the escaped parrot activist, Mark Bittner and his animal friends. If you ever need a dose of San Francisco, it could transport you back.

Rev. Elizabeth said...

Athena is also my granddaughter. I took the photo and it served as the cover for a large photobook celebrating her sixth birthday.
She is a beautiful young lady and was a great model for our photo shoot. Thanks for appreciating the picture.
Grandmama Elizabeth Schneider
www.seniordynamo.com
www.revlizwritings.blogspot.com

Magpie said...

Congratulations to both proud grandparents!

Robert Paul Wolff said...

Welcome to the blog, Elizabeth! The book is stunning. I got to see it this past weekend. Thank you so much for creating it.

David said...

Hi Bob! Great to see you in SF last weekend! I got to watch some of Athena's soccer game with Bob (Athena's my niece).

David