Cops and Kids

For you viewing pleasure, I here reproduce a photograph of Virginia’s Franklin County Sheriff and four deputies, who by remarkable coincidence welcomed five little girls into the world within days of each other.

Sherriff Bill Overton is holding his granddaughter, and four of Franklin County’s finest are holding their daughters.

I hope the stalwart young men enjoy the days, which pass swiftly. My youngest just turned eighteen this month. The time when I could toss my child into the air or hold him under my arm like a football, are past, and will not come again.

I was puzzled that the girls were in blue rather than pink in their bows, but then I was told that they form a “thin, blue line” of adorable.