Our Memorial Day weekend in St Louis was very special this year in many respects, a bittersweet gathering of many family members who came together to commemorate both departures and arrivals, bidding farewell to Alicia Withers, recollecting fondly both Jack Cromie and Rebecca Hollo, and welcoming our lovely and gifted new family member Christina Parajon, soon-to-be Christina Skinner.
Christina and Will at Skinner Reunion, May 2011
As we are well aware, the women of our tribe are indeed formidable. With the recent preponderance of boy progeny we had a brief glimmer of hope to restore the balance of power. But now, along comes Christina. Boys, we are in deep trouble. Why? Well, here are the cold facts. Christina is from Wilmington, Delaware. She met Will at Princeton where she attended the Woodrow Wilson School. After graduation, she worked for a think tank in Washington that provided the status report for the Baker/Hamilton Committee. She attended Yale Law School where she was the Executive Editor of the Yale Law Review. She is presently clerking in Wilmington for Justice Ambro, a federal judge on the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals and next year, she will clerk for a federal district judge in New York. Need I say more? I think we are lost! And to add salt to these wounds, she is not only smart but beautiful, and a delight.
Maybe the following generation can put things into proper order….
In subsequent postings I plan to put up photos for the clan from this very fun weekend – sorry to be so far behind, but stay tuned…