||[Sep. 19th, 2005|02:39 pm]
GRAYSON - Dick and Barbara Grayson, Bludhaven, announce the birth of a daughter, Mary Donna Barbara Anne Grayson, September 17, 2005, at 10 p.m. at Wayne Medical Center in Gotham City. She weighed 7 lbs, 3 ounces, and was 19 inches long. She has an adopted sister, Mar'i Grayson.|
Grandparents include Bruce Wayne (adoptive), James W. Gordon (adoptive), the late John and Mary Grayson, and the late Roger and Thelma Gordon.
Scanning his media feeds, Brainiac Five notes the birth announcement, and mentally begins work on a couple of side-projects.
Roxy puts a "congratulations, it's a girl," card in the mail, care of Mr. Wayne. Also, as almost an afterthought, a postcard with a picture of the Wayne Tech Tower in another mailbox close to the mall and away from her apartment. It has Wayne Manor's address, but it has no return address, just her distinctive cursive:
Get well soon...Love, R.
Sue Dibny pats her own growing belly while watching television in the Dibny brownstone. Amazing how you can feel like an old and new person at the same time. in the meantime, she sends a package to Alfred with a handwritten note.
Alfred - When he's up, then I'll come by and see you, him, and the granddaughter - provided my own condition will permit that. Enclosed are an earl grey and a gunpowder green blend I've discovered recently that I'm very happy with. Knowing those in your care, they are already well provided for, so may this both relax you and keep you on your feet. (Plus to Bruce, one caffeine is like another caffeine, as you well know.) Also, I'm not sure how the rumor mill is these days, but soon you will receive a notice that Ralph and I are exchanging vows once again. Gotham is centrally located for most and I trust your taste in locations implicitly. I am aiming for New Years Evening or Day.
In the meantime, let them all know that they are loved (especially the grumpy one, since he takes more effort) and that I would enjoy helping with anything the three of them haven't already thought of - slim possibility, I know.
Alfred reads the note, then prepares his own reply:
Dear Mrs. Dibny:
Felicitations on your upcoming ceremony. May I suggest Gotham Cathedral? The Wayne family have sat in those pews for decades. It is a respectable age, for an American house of worship, and the architect was a man who understood that proportions pleasing the human eye are the best reflection of the Creator.
Should you prefer a secular location, I recommend Wayne Botanical Gardens, as it is a distinctly second-choice desmense for Dr. Isley. Precautions would of course be made and all appropriate measures taken.
My thanks for the tea, and as ever, my very best wishes for your family's continued happiness.