This is the second week in The Book of Me, Written by You and the questions are about my birth.
I come from a long line of non-storytellers so I'm left with documents to tell the story.
Do you have any baby photos?
I have never seen a newborn photo of myself. I doubt any were taken. I don't think they got around to photos until I was about 6 months old.
Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren, Ohio
Who was present at your birth?
As far as I know, only my mother; Doctor Thomas; R. McMasters, the nurse; and me
I weighted 7 pounds and was 20 1/2 inches long.
What day was it? Time?
It was a Monday in January at 5:52 a.m. Because it the middle of January I always assumed it was a
cold, snowy day. Contemporary newspapers tell a
different story: the high was 43 degrees, the low 32. Not so cold. (Hooray for free, online newspaper images!)
Did you have hair? Eye colour?
Mom recorded by eyes as blue and left the line for hair color blank. I think they called it peach fuzz.
Are you a twin?
No but how I wished it were so when I was a child. My father was a twin and I have a niece and nephew who are twins.