November 30, 1980 was a banner day for the Cobb family in ATL. Our beautiful baby girl, Julie Marie Cobb, arrived in our lives on a Sunday evening at 5:49 pm! Julie completed our family of 5 and brought joy and sunshine into all our lives. She still brightens our lives every day! Happy Birthday Jules!❤️🎂🎊🎉🎄
Andrew and Ian invited us to join them for lunch at their school this week, an early Thanksgiving celebration. We did not want to miss an opportunity to spend time with these special grandchildren, so off we went to their school in Decatur on Wednesday (lunch with Andrew) and Thursday (lunch with Ian).
They were perfect hosts, guiding us through the lunch line, making sure we got our meal and drink, helping us be seated at the child sized tables, and entertaining us throughout the meal with chatter about their day, classmates, what they are going to do after school, et cetera.
It was a grand experience, and reminded us how quickly these little boys are turning into fine young men. It also reminded us how thankful we are to live close by and be able to drop in for celebrations like this.
Bill, Gramma Jan, Barbara & Fred Bradshaw, Claudia Gimson, Julie and Izzy headed for Chomp and Stomp in Cabbagetown on November 5th to sample Dan’s chili and cheer for him to win the chili cooking competition.
Chomp & Stomp is a Chili Cook-off and Bluegrass Festival that benefits Cabbagetown parks and community center. This year over 70 individual chili teams entered the competition, and Dan’s was one of the 70.
The day was gorgeous and the venue — a short walk from Julie and Dan’s Grant Park home — was absolutely packed with spectators. We sampled lots of chili from lots of different vendors (verdict: it was all delicious!), visited with Dan and his team for a short time and then headed back to Julie’s to hang out and put Izzy down for a nap. John and Sharon dropped by on their way into Chomp & Stomp so we also had a nice visit with them.
We have not heard if Dan won a prize for his chili. He should have.