Sophie, the 11-month-old daughter of Bob and Sandy Willis of Green Hills, took her first halting steps just after dinner on Tuesday night, her parents report.
"We called everybodymy sister, my mom and dad, Bob's brotherand Bob took some video too," Sandy says. "This is a day we'll always remember."
Family gets new puppy
There was a lot of excitement in the home of Justin and Tamika Silver Tuesday night, as the North Nashville couple brought home a new puppy, much to the delight of their sons Reese, 7, and Conrad, 4.
"He's a little beagle and the boys named him Orson, for some reason," Tamika says.
"You should have seen the kids when they first saw himyou've never seen such happy faces, and the puppy was wagging his little tail," she adds. "It was just perfect. We'll always remember this as a special day."
Beloved teacher dies
Local elementary school teacher Lucinda Bass died yesterday at Alive Hospice following a stroke about three weeks ago, family members say.
Mrs. Bass, 85, had taught first grade in a number of Nashville schools for more than 50 years until her retirement in 1986. In her later years, she traveled extensively in Europe and Australia, frequently mailing postcards back home.
"She had a good life and a good death," her son Scott says. "She loved us, and she loved her students, and we are her legacy. I will always remember this day."
Sun rises Nov. 3, astronomers report
The sun, after dropping from sight over the Western horizon on Nov. 2, rose in the East Wednesday, Nov. 3, astronomers at Vanderbilt's Dyer Observatory report.
"Charting the sunrise on a given day isn't considered cutting edge astronomy," says professor David Barnard. "But we probably don't appreciate it as we should. Sometimes I like to just stand and feel its rays on my face."
Astronomers reported that there's a good chance that the sun will rise in the East regularly for the foreseeable future.
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