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Crib Note – Grant Thomas Shaffer

A bouncing baby boy named Grant Thomas Shaffer was born on January 8th to Bridgette and Marc Shaffer of Overland Park, Kansas. He weighed seven pounds, two ounces, and was 19 inches long. Grant has dark blue eyes and “minimal” hair, to quote his father. The baby’s delighted grandparents are Annette and Thomas Casey and Pam and Dennis Shaffer. Grant’s darling nursery is decorated in a safari theme.

Also featured in the March 5, 2022 issue of The Independent.
Photo credit: Micah Marie Photography


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