Hello World! So in "My First True Post" I gave a little history of myself and my immediate family. I mentioned that I have a Granddaughter, Cali Gray Rose. In this post you get to visually meet her! Her middle name "Gray" has been in the family for more than 7 generations; my Daughter is Tanya Gray, her Mother Gray Campbell, her Mother Jean Gray and so on. The title of this blog is "Painted Faces" and of course I will include some history. Face painting has been performed for millennia by humanity as a form of ritual, decoration, or just plain fun. It is still performed regularly amongst tribal societies, and as you can see here, amongst modern societies as well. You can find Wikipedia's description here. (WARNING: This link has some adult content! Please act accordingly!) When visiting Cali in Florida for her third birthday, we decided to go to Busch Gardens. It was very fun! If you ever find yourself in the Tampa Bay area it is well worth the visit to this theme park! As we were leaving we passed a face painting kiosk with a wonderful young lady whom was packing things up for the day. We talked her into staying late and painting Cali's face. My exhausted Granddaughter picked out the "kitty" face and was very patient through the process! I was really laughing when she first glimpsed at herself in the mirror. She just stared and made the funniest faces! The poor girl who painted her face had to literally pry the thing from her hands! I was lucky enough to capture the fun on camera, and get to reap the rewards of revisiting this magical time again and again! Enjoy!