A granddaughter arrives!

October 7, 2010 at 2:20 pm (Family)

Please say hello to Miss Etta Lin Davis, born today at 6:14 AM. She weighed in at a robust seven pounds, fourteen ounces. Mother and baby doing great. Father, in his own words, “still trying to figure out  how to be useful.” (No worries there; he’s a quick study.)


  1. Beth H. said,

    Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! Etta Lin is gorgeous! Congratulations!

  2. Joanne said,

    Oh my gosh–she’s a beauty! Well, I’d expect nothing less considering her lineage. Congrats to all, and fondest wishes from the whole Lingg family to your growing family!

  3. Yvette said,

    Oh, great news! She is a beauty. Congratulations! I’m a new grandmother myself and I am loving it! You will too. 🙂

    • Roberta Rood said,


      Thanks so much – and thanks for all your comments on the blog!

  4. Thomas at My Porch said,

    Congratulations! Is Etta your first grandchild?

    • Roberta Rood said,

      Thank you so much, Thomas. Yes, little Etta Lin is the first.

      thanks also for your lovely comments on my blog; I really appreciate it!

  5. Carol said,

    Congratulations, Grandma! She’s beautiful!

  6. Rose at Central said,

    Great news Grandma! This picture says 1000 words, doesn’t it?
    “Here I am world!” Now what? ….well, feed me, burp me, diaper
    me, walk me, read to me, some more, just a little bit more, please?
    That’s your department, Roberta. What fun ahead. Glad all is well.

  7. Pat VanBortle said,

    Congratulations on the birth of little Etta Lin! She is a beautiful baby girl!
    Enjoy being a grandma, Roberta!
    Much love,
    Pat and Tm

  8. kathy d. said,

    Congratulations! What a beautiful and healthy baby for and your whole family to love.

  9. Frances said,


  10. demie said,

    Congratulations all the way from Norway!

    • Roberta Rood said,

      Thank you so much. I’m honored to receive good wishes from beautiful Norway!

  11. Kerrie said,

    Congratulations Roberta. Georgia Louise Hall was born on Wednesday Oct 6, so they were nearly cyber “twins”, so we can be grandmothers together.

    • Roberta Rood said,

      Oh, Kerrie, how wonderful – such a close kinship, across the miles!

  12. Nancy Woodruff said,

    Dear Grandma, Ben and Erica,

    What a fantastic new chapter in your lives. Etta is gorgeous. Hope we’ll see all of you soon.

    Love to all.


  13. Sonja Bolchen (Woodruff) said,

    Hi Robin!
    Congrats. She is beautiful and I love her name. My mom couldn’t resist sending on the e-mail from you. Tell Ben it is not his fault…it is when we become mothers that we truly realize how useless men are 😉

    • Roberta Rood said,

      Wow, Sonja, how great to hear from you! Many thanks for your good wishes (& humorous observations re the weaker sex!). I’d love to see some pictures of your little ones, too!

  14. Fran said,

    Congratulations! Being a grandmother is such a pleasure.

  15. Ginny said,

    Wow, what a beautiful child! She is precious and perfect. Congratulations, Roberta! You will be a fabulous grandmother for lucky little Etta. Blessings and warm smiles to you all!

  16. Joyce said,

    Congratulations! I hope you enjoy being grandparents as much as we do. She’s a beauty!

  17. Mike Duffy said,

    Congratulations Roberta and Ron and Mom and Dad of course. What a gorgeous, healthy-looking bundle of love. I know she will delight you and that you will love reading all those books you’ve collected for her. She’s already a lucky child! Have fun!

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