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The maternal unit speaks: … Didn’t know till we got to talking this afternoon that I was actually due on July 21st (a new moon) and that most first births are usually late. Figures my ornery self would show up two weeks early to the day. My dad, who taught school then, spent most of the 6th working construction (putting in sidewalks) out in Kettering, Md. Mom was working for Manpower.

She says she stayed two to three more days at the hospital after the day I was born: “Thirty years ago, you stayed in there and maybe you stayed in the fourth day. By then you can take a shower, dress your baby … ’cause it’s a major thing to have happen to you, you know.” Much appreciated, Mom. tips hat

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