Front Page Story from the:
Coon Rapids Enterprise, Thursday, February 7, 2013:
Great-grandchildren are starting to arrive at a rapid rate for Colleen and August “Buzz” Kinnick of rural Bayard with the arrival of two great-granddaughters in January. They now have a total of ten great-grandchildren. Kayel Marie Sanden arrived on January 8 followed by McKenna Masako lewis on January 16. Parents are Cory and Keely Sanden of rural Coon Rapids and Michael and Natalie
Lewis of rural Bayard. The Kinnicks had the opportunity to visit their new great granddaughters on Tuesday afternoon for a few photos. The session was uneventful for the young girls and, in fact, they slept peacefully through it all.
Cory and Keely Kinnick Sanden of Coon Rapids proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Kayel Marie Sanden. Kayel was born on Tuesday, January 8 at 6:40 PM at Mercy Medical
Center in Des Moines. She weighed 8 lbs and measured 20 inches.
Grandparents are Lon and Donna Kinnick of Glidden; Claudette and Rick Smith of Manson; and Bert Sanden of Manson.
Great-grandparents are August (Buzz) and Colleen Kinnick of Coon Rapids and LaVonne Langenwalter of Manson.
Kayelis also welcomed by her aunt, Kami Kinnick of Glidden and her aunt, uncle and cousins, Crystal, Frank, Layton and Ashley Sousa of Manson.
Natalie and Michael Lewis of rural Bayard announce the birth of their first daughter, McKenna Masako, born January 16 at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll. The little girl weighed 7 lbs. 12 oz. and stretched the tape measure to 20 inches.
McKenna joins older brothers, Bryce, 3, and Tucker, 2, at home.
Grandparents are Marcia and Neil Lewis of rural Bayard; and Neal and Nancy Hirota of Osage.
Great-grandparents are August (Buzz) and Colleen Kinnick of rural Bayard and Dean Nuehring of Osage, and Masaru and Tokiko Hirota of Honokaa, HI.
Comment: Being accustomed to working with relationships in the past, it is a bit curious to think of my relationship to these babies (all ten!). They would be my first cousins twice (2 gen) removed. To my daughters, they would be second cousins once (1 gen) removed. To my two grandchildren, these babies would be third cousins. I assume this to be correct (Buzz and Colleen are my aunt and uncle). If I'm not correct, I'd appreciate clarification.
Families are Forever! ;-)