Reprint from: 03/10/12- On Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 8:12 AM my niece Nicki and her husband Jeff had their first child. She is a beautiful girl named Noel Paulene. I was in Dallas, where she was born, over the weekend and actually got to meet her about three hours after she arrived.
I have always been very close to Nicki. In her younger years her attempt to articulate Uncle Jay came out Dunka Day. Being a Dunka Day is the best job I ever had. As usual Nicki's timing, having Noel when I was there in town, is typical of her incredibly loving nature.
End of Reprint: (The original blog is a longer and a more detailed account of the evening Noel was born. You can read it by clicking here....But now we fast forward to 2016)
Family myth has it that the very same Dunka Day has in some way (unknowingly) frightened several generations of kids with his humor and or tricks. Speaking from Dunka Day's point of view it could be considered entertaining or practicing his act while babysitting though the years.
💥 Noel, my great niece, turns four years old today.
Yesterday Nicki, Noel's mother, sent me this text:
Easier to read:
Oh! There's something else I've been meaning to tell you for awhile. Your influence on the little ones continues even from afar. Noel has this new thing she's been doing for a couple months now. Anytime she does something that makes us correct her or say don't do it that way, do it this way she responds with " well uncle jay said I could do it like that" or " uncle jay taught me to do it like that when I was a little baby. He said it was ok". It's never anything really bad, it's just funny how she tries to argue about it and invoke your name. We struggle not to get caught laughing constantly.
So... I can proudly say, I've DONE MY JOB!
Carpe Opus Dunka
As you were,