13 Years

13 years ago, I was no longer a stranger in a country that I dreamed of visiting for pretty much all of my life, but after that day all I really wanted to do was go home. The dream had been spoiled. Mickey Mouse and Apple Pie was no more and the movie screen was dim and the Cowboys and Indians were riding off into the sunset for the last time. On September 11th 2001 reality had come home and I didn’t want any part of it. (more…)

A New Addition

Hi there Spnak Fans. Well the holiday is done and dusted and I am back on Terra firma again. I have decided I hate flying… the thought of being cooped up in a flying baked bean can does not seem like an enjoyable thing to me any more. But hey, all good things come with the bad.

The holiday was great. I was present almost at the birth of my 7th grandchild, i say almost, i was getting coffee as the baby was being born. Linda was in the delivery suite with Brandy watching the c-section. In fact she was so engrossed in the doings she forgot to take pictures of the actual birth…DOH.

I held the baby within an hour of her birth and it was amazing. I felt like goo holding a precious little life in my clumsy big stubby hands. She didn’t open here eyes once the whole time i was holding her that first time, but she clutched at my finger when I held in her hand. I had a lump in my throat and it was hard to hold back the tear in my eye.

As the days went on and i held the baby more and more she started to snarf and gurgle when she was held and she started to open her eyes and she started to create her own little character. When she slept she slept soundly and when she was hungry she let the world know about it. She was perfect.

With that being said I proudly present the latest addition to the family:

Susana Rose


Susana Rose Williams b 12.10.07 11.22am, weighing 7lb 6oz, 19.5 inches long, ten fingers ten toes and all things in the right place.

Is it too obvious that I am a proud grand-dad?

Until Next Time…

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