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Published August 09 2009

Simon Douglas Aldeen

I was born: June 11, 2009, at Innovis Health, Fargo.

My parents are: Jason and Marissa Aldeen, Moorhead.

My grandparents are: Nancy Staiger and the late Doug Staiger, Moorhead; and Dave and Carol Aldeen, Wadena, Minn.

My great-grandparents are: Ing and Marianne Hagen, Moorhead; Clara Staiger and the late Ben Staiger, Fargo; Orrie and Dorothy Anderson, Adams, Minn.; and Marge and Duane Aldeen, Largo, Fla.

My parents chose my name because: My dad says that I am named after one of his favorite cartoons – The Chipmunks, but Mom says that they just really liked the name. I was given my middle name in memory of my Grandpa Doug who passed away a year ago.

Parents’ wish or advice for the new arrival: Live life to the fullest and never take anyone or anything for granted. We hope your life is filled with happiness and all your dreams come true.

Something special: I was born on what would have been my Grandma Nancy and Grandpa Doug’s 33rd wedding anniversary. It was also very exciting because my mom and dad didn’t know if they were having a boy or a girl so I was a surprise.