My Birthday

Thank you all for your kind notes on my birthday Dec 1.

Notes from my parents on my 63rd birthday below. This of course has nothing to do with economic development and city planning, but I included it because my Dad's comments were pretty funny. The photo is of me in Marine Corps bootcamp, which well illustrates my forehead at 19 years of age. It also has nothing to do with economic development, but is also humorous.
Dec 1, 2010 Clif Hullinger wrote:

Happy 63rd birthday, Craig

The years do go by!  I vividly remember the first one.  You had made a long slow entrance into this existence and your forehead had been pushed back till it seemed like it was even with your eyebrows and your head pointed up and back.  I would have refused delivery if it had been an option and I went back to the barracks one sick puppy.  What a relief when Wayne Gray made a comment about head shapes on newborns.  The next day I saw a decided improvement and after 2 or 3 days, I decided it was good enough to keep!!   

Dad Here

Here I  am, your mother, and I don't remember anything like that! Probably because I knew anything born to Clif and I would be absolutely perfect. How many years have gone by since that fateful December day? We thought it was a shame that your birthday had to be so close to Christmas, because it might affect how many C gifts you would receive. (Such selfish thoughts.) Then Scott came along and he was born even closer to Christmas (Dec. 12)
Anyhow you have always made us proud. Keep on. 

My bootcamp photo illustrates my forehead at 19, which may have been close to my appearance at birth. My current look is again approaching that look. What comes around goes around. Beginning, middle, end.

Born Again.

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