An Ode to Joy

Filed under: New Clan Member — Chamberlain @ 7:09 pm
No. 211

Thanks to Delphine Fehlig Sha we now have a photo of the newest, 2014 vintage, clan member, Marianne Joy Fehlig.


Marianne Joy Fehlig


Marianne was born punctually, right before midnight, on her due date, 15 Jan 2014. Delphine adds:

“She is named after her late great grandmother, Mary, & her grandmother, Joyce (Lory’s mother), on Lory’s side of the family. Her late great-grandmother, Mary Ellebracht, was happy to know about her namesake before Mary died, about a week later.”

Infant Joy

‘I have no name;
I am but two days old.’
What shall I call thee?
‘I happy am,
Joy is my name.’
Sweet joy befall thee!

Pretty joy!
Sweet joy, but two days old.
Sweet Joy I call thee:
Thou dost smile,
I sing the while;
Sweet joy befall thee!

William Blake

Congratulations from the clan to Ed and Lory. Marianne already shows her great great grandmother Sarah Chambers’s fondness for flowers. What a welcome addition!



  1. What an absolutely beautiful baby!!!! I can hardly wait to meet her.

    Comment by Anne Dollimore — February 21, 2014 @ 4:50 pm

  2. We are excited for Marianne to meet her cousins, hopefully for her first Easter at the farm!

    Comment by Ed — February 21, 2014 @ 11:07 pm

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