Saturday, January 12, 2008


JANUARY 12, 1950
The young man was speeding along down highway 7o on his way to take his pregnant wife to the nearest town that had a hospital. It was very dark and cold and he kept praying that this baby would be a boy. In his Walter Mitty mind, he was already celebrating with his buddies at the favorite pub. They would all by him a beer and tell him congratulations and that he was a real man to shire such a healthy son.
The dark hair beauty next to him was praying for a boy also but not for congratulations and extra beer but that she would not have to be subjected to another pregnancy. If she had a boy he would be happy and not ask her to have another child.
Speeding along the highway, the young man felt a rush as he always did when he drove fast. The young wife begged him to slow down, which brought him out of his fantasy world. He gruffly, told her to be quite and with his temperament she did not wish to make him mad so she complied.
When they arrived at the hospital which was a good thirty miles away, he sighed a sigh of relieve to have done his part and he walked into the waiting room for expectant Fathers and he stretched out and began to relax. Again, he began to live inside his fantasy world.
It was almost midnight when I arrived. Whew, I just made ONE DOZEN by a few minutes. I made a loud entrance and was unaware of the drama around me. The young woman was panicking as she could not see. The doctor was trying to calm her that she was only temporally blind due to the fact she was so small in frame and the baby was an eight pound er.
Her sight slowly started returning and she began to cry and the doctor and nurses thought it was from relief that her sight had returned but she was upset that I was a GIRL. The doctor became rather indignant and told her very sternly that if she did not wish to have this healthy baby girl that he would just take me home with him.
She told him in between sobs that she loved her baby it was the fact that S. B. would try again to have a son and she really did not wish to have any more children.
I think the wish for me to be a boy was why I was and still am a tom boy.
The Kitty Justice is I am so glad I was not a boy and when little brother came along six years later it was love at first sight for all of us.
THANKS TO ALL WHO HAVE WISHED ME A HAPPY 58 TH BIRTHDAY.

14 comments:

Marcel said...

Happy Birthday! May it be a good day and may many more birthdays come your way.

Changes in the wind said...

Happy Late Birthday from me:) Don't know that I liked that they were unhappy that you were not a boy but then the Dr. seemed to feel that same as me:) How many more children before you brother came along?

Patty said...

Hope you are having a fabulous Birthday. I was visiting Merle and she said to drop around and wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY. So Happy Birthday Lady Di. What was the total your Mother ended up birthing?

Marcel said...

I just swung back by to say I hope your birthday was a good one!

Jim said...

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That's about all the better I can sing. Merle put out the word!
So, one more time, Happy Birthday Lady Di Tn!
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BTW, you account reminds me of when our youngest was born! It was scheduled induced labor, but I left my car lights on and had to be paged. Not very cool and calm that morning was I.
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Merle said...

Dear Di ~~ I loved the story of your birth, thanks for sharing it. I hope you had a wonderful day happy returns
for many more Happy Birthdays. Take care, Love, Merle.

Jeanette said...

Hi Lady Di, A very Happy Birthday to you, Lovely story, im no4 of 7. be back soon

Renie Burghardt said...

Am bit late, but I hope your birthday was filled with many blessing! Happy Birthday!

Enjoyed your story.

Renie

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Merle guided me here, so may I add a belated birthday blessing?

Lady Di Tn said...

Thank you all for you kind wishes. Mother had five pregnancy, two of which were miscarriages. I have a sister who is four years older and a little brother who is six years younger. As the story goes, I am the Middle Button.
Monica
In the rural areas of Tennessee in the 50's, it was very important to have a son to help and also it was a proof of being a Real Man. Dad's attitude was really not that different than most men at that time.
Mother's frame was tiny so pregnancy was difficult on her thus she only wanted not to have any more children. After little brother was born she did have the second miscarriage.

AGAIN THANK Y'ALL FOR DROPPING BY AND WISHING ME A HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

THANKS MERLE FOR SPREADING THE WORD ABOUT MY SPECIAL DAY. PRINCE REMEMBERS IT AS ONE DOZEN.

PEACE TO ALL.

Susie said...

Happy Birthday a day late!
Hope you had a wonderful day...
((hugs))

Mary said...

Lady Di,

Happy belated Birthday. I'm sorry that I missed it. I did read your post about the dinner and that food looks so delicious. The teapot is lovely.

Take care and thanks for dropping over to read about my trip. I missed reading all of your posts while I was gone and am now trying to catch up. It will take a while.

Love and blessings,
Mary

Corn Dog said...

I'm always a day late and a dollar short. Hope it was Happy! Love ya, Cousin

Granny Annie said...

Your birthday story was very well told and certainly got me in the moment. It is wonderful that you can celebrate your birth through the difficult circumstances of desire for a son from both parents for whatever reason. Looks like it gave you a good handle on life. Thanks for sharing.