Celebrating the Birth of My Very First Great-Grandchild: Keara Elizabeth Garza

My daughter, Linda Brinkerhoff, who many of you know, arrived in Utah late Saturday evening with her husband Kerry. They came for the birth of their first grandchild. And they have been bunking at my place in Tremonton, commuting to nearby Logan where daughter Kara and her husband Courtney Garza have been awaiting the arrival of this new baby–their first.

Actually, this new little baby girl, is the first everything–first daughter, first granddaughter for the Garza family too, first great-granddaughter. She arrived at 3:50 p.m. MDT. She weighed in at 5 lbs. 15 ounces and she is 19 inches long. How happy we are that she is here.

You Moms know the drill for the first baby–contractions in fits and starts. Hopeful trips to the hospital just to be sent home again. Stronger and stronger contractions all during the night. Head to the hospital and the whole system comes to a halt.

Too little food. Too little sleep. Everything else comes to a halt as we all await the birth of a new life. And you Dads learn the drill fast.

New mom and new baby both doing fine. Now everyone gets a nap. And a meal. And since I am at the Family History Library, 75 miles away going through an archive inventory of more than 5,500 pages (with no index or list of contents and dates and places all mixed together, added as the collections were received–UGH!), the rest of this Genealogy News Sheet will be posted later this evening.

Observe! I am posting this episode from a remote computer–for the very first time. Another break-through in my computer skills! At this rate I will be able to post my stuff no matter where I am. Just need a computer. Hope you are ready…

And since I am planning an exciting and extensive research trip for October, I can report what I find and what happens along the way. I won’t have to wait until I get home. I am so excited that it works. See you later. Your favorite genealogist and now a great-grandmother, Arlene Eakle.

P.S. Don’t miss the second part of this post. Tune in later.

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4 Responses to Celebrating the Birth of My Very First Great-Grandchild: Keara Elizabeth Garza

  1. Congratulations on your first great-grandchild!

  2. rjseaver says:


    Congratulations on all of the firsts — another generation to be put on the great pedigree chart of all of mankind. Just think of the potential for this little one – and the wonders she will see in her lifetime. Amazingly, she will probably be a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother too.

    Enjoy — Randy

  3. peggymadden says:

    Congratulations. Enjoy every minute of your new adverture. Peggy

  4. arlene says:

    B e sure to see the current post on my News Sheet!

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