I still get embarrassed by the dumb things I wrote years ago, but I have to share this one.
And who cares anyway, right?…this happened almost 50 years ago. I was Elora's age.
But I'm certain Elora would have more class than I did.
I'll set the stage first.
My Mom was pregnant with twins but no one knew she was having twins. This was 1965.
She went into labor on a Saturday night, and my Dad took her to the hospital about 5am Sunday morning.
My poor Mom labored all the way until Tuesday morning before she gives birth.
But meanwhile she is in the hospital and away from us since very early that Sunday morning.
I missed her a lot. So I wrote her a letter. This was back in the day when no one but the Dad
was allowed to visit the Mom….and I think that was only after she gave birth. And there were no
phones in her room, which she shared with several other women, by the way.
I think my Dad somehow delivered the letter to her while she was in labor,
even though I don't think he got to see her during that time.
Actually I had forgotten all about this letter, and don't even remember writing it.
But my sister Heidi (she's one of the twins) had it in her baby book all these years
and brought it over for me to see a few weeks ago.
I mean really, who sends a 7 year old to the street behind us with new born twins? This gives you an idea how relaxed Mom was.
She said she never would have gone that far from home if she had known she was carrying twins.