Tonight I’m posting a photo of five generations of my family.  The photo is a collage that includes my son, me, my father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.  Five generations of boys.  My grandmother passed away last year, and my aunt sent me an assortment of her photos, including of my great-grandfather I had never seen.  (His name was "Greenup," which is fitting for a man who was a farmer his entire life.)  I located and shrunk some of our best photos and strung them together.  Do you see any similarities between us?  I made the collage for my son, who will not remember his grandfather.  He passed away in 2006 when my son was very young, just as my grandfather died when I was very young.  This is a collage to hand down to posterity.  I’m not a big genealogy geek, but I do enjoy preserving history.
 Five generations
Over the next few weeks — assuming I find opportunities to update this blog — I’ll post some photos of our time in Paraguay.  I am way behind on my posting.
Blog Note:  We finally settled on a birthday place for my son.  We found a place much cheaper than the other options.  Cheap wasn’t the only factor — it offers pretty much the same amenities as the expensive places without the high cost.  We’ll probably do a small birthday barbeque for him in addition to the birthday party.  I’m glad the option we chose is affordable and minimal work.

Books by MG EdwardsMG Edwards is a writer of books and stories in the thriller and science fiction-fantasy genres. He also writes travel adventures and children’s books. A former U.S. diplomat, he served in South Korea, Paraguay, and Zambia before leaving the Foreign Service to write full time.

Edwards is author of six books. His memoir, Kilimanjaro: One Man’s Quest to Go Over the Hill, was finalist for the Book of the Year Award and the Global eBook Award. He has published four children’s picture books in the World Adventurers for Kids Series: Alexander the Salamander; Ellie the Elephant; Zoe the Zebra; and a collection featuring all three stories. His book Real Dreams: Thirty Years of Short Stories is an anthology of 15 short stories.

Edwards lives in Taipei, Taiwan with his family. He has also lived in Austria, Singapore and Thailand. For more books or stories by M.G. Edwards, visit his web site at or contact him by e-mail at or on Twitter @m_g_edwards.

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  1. Bob's Gravatar Bob
    April 27, 2008    

    Dapper men all!

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