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Dad's Eulogy

My name is Jennifer Woolf. I am Jerry’s favorite youngest daughter. Please forgive me if my thoughts are a bit scattered, but I just wanted to share a few of my favorite moments with you about my dad.

My dad was…..well, my dad. He was big and tough and strong and yet sweet and caring and compassionate. And he knew everything about everything – or at least something about everything. I have never known a person whose quest for knowledge never ended. There was always more for him to learn, another book for him to read. And I am very curious to know if he had actually gotten the opportunity to read every book that he owned. Books were one of his many passions. It made me laugh to know that the women at the library had limited him to the number of books he could check out at one time. My dad read to me every night before bed for as long as I can remember. Even after my parents divorced, my dad would keep books at his house and call every night to read to me over the phone. He taught me how…

Gerald Shepardson has passed away.

Jennifer is a bit preoccupied with assisting her sister with the formalities of the passing of a loved one, so I hope I don't do any disservice to his memory by writing this blog post.

Gerald, Gerry, or Papa Bear as Jennifer lovingly called him, is Jennifer's father. I believe he passed away on June 24th, 2008. He was 80.

Grandpa Shepardson was a very talented man, a concert-level pianist and very intelligent. He did a wonderful job of preparing Jennifer to marry me, because he loved music, photography, thrift shopping, "STUFF", dry humor, bad puns, reading, sharing the knowledge of his passions, and sarcasm.

I love him and was sad to hear of his passing.

I'm not sure if I expressed to Jennifer my admiration for her father, but I certainly hope she knows that I have always felt him to be a kindred spirit from the day I met him face to face.

We love you Papa Bear! You will be missed.

She's Here!! -Jens Story

Miss Jileighan Greer Woolf was born on Wednesday, June 11th at 2:58 p.m. She was 6 lbs. 1 oz. and 21 inches long. She is beautiful (not that I am biased at all) and perfect!! Both she and I are feeling great!
She was my longest labor - but 6 hours still isn't bad!! Once she decided she was ready to come she came quick. I was admitted to the hospital to be induced Wednesday morning at 5:00 a.m. The doctor came to see me at 9:00 a.m. I was dilated to 3 and he broke my water. We figured at that point it would go really quick (as Danny was only 2 1/2 hours). Jilly had other plans. My doc came back a couple of times and at 2:00 I was only to a 4. At 2:30 the nurse came in and said that Jilly's heart rate was dropping with every contraction. If I was at a 6 that would be fine because she was moving into the birth canal, if I was still at a 4 we would have to figure out what was wrong. She checked me and I was barely at a 6. She was standing at the computer inputting the update…

She's Here!!

Jennifer gave birth to a beautiful baby girl at 2:58pm. She weighed in at 6 lbs. 1 oz. and was 21 inches. She is healthy and happy and so are her parents.


Here are some pictures.

.: (You really should read this first!) :.


Photography by jcvigi.

(I know, scary!)

Originally uploaded by mortonphotographic.
Speaking of 10+ lbs. per photo... I must have had about 10 cameras on me.. Yikes!