Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Sherry's baby boy, HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Today was Sherry’s baby’s birthday, he is 55 years old. She has two sons (she says three counting me).
First, remember when no one knew the gender of the baby until it was born? Anyway when Sherry went into labor I took her to the base hospital on Keesler AFB, Mississippi. They met us at the swinging doors and took Sherry. Motioned for me to not come in. “What about me?” I asked. The doctor said, “We don’t need you. I will call if there is a problem or when the baby is born, now scat, I have work to do.”
It was a sweet healthy boy, we named him Jack Jr.
The second, Mark David, was different. He was born at a civilian hospital in Kirksville, Missouri. I was with her up until she went to the delivery room. (She hoped for a girl.) During one of the pelvic exams being ‘out of it’, she actually kicked the nurse and said, “Leave me alone!” The nurse took it in stride smiling.
Mark today at 55
Anyway that was in a Snowy North Central Missouri winter, Mark David was born. Also a healthy boy. Sherry is so proud that her mama was there for both births.
(Grandma with Jack Jr holding his new born brother)
Mark picked the “Lucky Dill” Home of the sandwich that ate Brooklyn, for his birthday lunch. Myra ( Respice, Prospice ) recommended it, and we had eaten there awhile back. My Reuben was 3 ½ inches thick!
WE dropped Mark off back at his house in Port Richey and are now home.
Anyway back to our house. I have been using my portable flag poles out front. I have always wanted my own permanent flag pole. Last night after dark I finally finished installing MY FLAG POLE. It is 6' deep in the ground and only 16 feet high, but it is mine. I can raise a flag, and half-staff it if necessary.
I am proud of it.
Life is good. Do you buy the net bags of 'Cuties'. Small Mandarin oranges from California? I have been eating them like crazy. I love 'em. Being in Florida many groves had 'You pick' rows, but no more. Due to frivolous law suits of 'Sunday' pickers , most have shut down that aspect of the citrus crop. I am very disappointed, I love Florida citrus.
Susie Harris, Sherry’s mom, was an angel, a sweetie with a cute pug nose. No one could have had a better mother in law. She traveled to both states and stayed with us, irreplaceable help with Sherry and both babies. At the early age of 61, Susie died in my arms with her family around. I tried CPR until help arrived, but the heart had quit. We still miss her today!
Mark and his mama on the trunk of the 55 chev in Key West. Still his favorite place in the world.
We had this '55 Ford when Mark was born.
(If I can find a baby picture I will come back and paste it)