Tuesday, May 22, 2012

January 19, 1948 It's All Over, Thank Goodness for Dope, Wonderful Ever Since, The Big-Headed, Sandy-Fuzzed, Taylor-Nosed, Awful-Sweet Baby and The Three B's

Dear Mother & Daddy,

"Well, at last it's all over and now we are three.  Little did I ever dream that having a baby could be so easy.  I know it could be horrible without anathasthesi (I can't spell it), dope.  I knew nothing about it and have felt wonderful ever since.  B said you were so excited when he called that you hardly knew what he was saying. We had the first signs that the baby was coming about 2:30 Sat. morning but nothing happened so we finally gave up and went back to sleep.  We were still hoping though and about 10:00 I began to have tiny twinges.  They were so tiny in fact that sometimes I thought I was imagining them but they became regular.  We were still wondering about calling the Dr. because I expected something big to be happening.  I called him and told him and he said to come right then.  By 4:00 I was all checked in and waiting for the big event.  The real thing began about seven but I didn't know about it until Dr. January told me I had a fine boy Sunday morning at 6:13.  He weighed 8 lbs. 4 oz. and the Dr. can't get over how big it's head it.  It is just like B--has a long head, high forehead, sort of sandy hair (fuzz).  His nose is large but is a Taylor nose.  He's real long and awful sweet.  Dr. January keeps telling me what a "good girl" I was and he certainly got a big laugh out of the Sunday dinner I ate.  Now I know why he made me diet.  I can imagine how big the baby would have been if I hadn't.

Announcement in the Richland Mirror, incorrect date of birth
B called our college friends to tell them Sunday after he talked to you and they were all just about as excited as you.  Ours is the only baby & the only boy in the education department.  They have all been as impatient as we have.

If everything continues as well as now I'll not have to stay more than a week.  B spends every visiting hr. with me & can hardly wait till we can go home.  He's the happiest thing you ever saw.  Wish you could see us."

            Lots of love,

                         The Three B's

NOTE from Ann:  The US Billboard Top Hit of January, 1948 was "I'm Looking Over a Four-Leaf Clover".   If you really want to hear it:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VY-_8XOrvTs

In the other news on Jan. 18, 1948, Gandhi ended his fast when opposing leaders finally agreed to end the violence.

 Happy Birthday RBB!


  1. Well now that was easy. I wonder what kind of trouble I will cause going forward. RBB


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