Miles Beard with his second* grandchild, 1979:
Miles was 61 years old, dressed in factory work clothes, in his favorite chair.
|note: * Miles' first grandchild was born in about May or June 1975; that grandchild was fathered by Miles' #2 son. According to Miles' wife, soon after the birth of that child, she received a telephone call from a neighborhood girl who said that she had given birth to a son, and that Miles' #2 son was the father of the baby, but that another man's name would appear on the baby's birth certificate, and the child would carry the last name of the other man. According to Miles' wife, Miles' son saw the baby with some regularity until the baby was over two years old. Then, at Christmas time 1977, the young mother told Miles' son that he was no longer allowed to visit the child. Since Miles' #2 son had no legal rights, he could not see his son if the mother did not permit it. It is not known whether Miles ever knew about his first-born grandchild.