Sherry read the blog and gave me a wave bye! She doesn't like to fly! But it ain't cover yet.
Oh, she reminded me we are older today. It was our oldest son's birthday, he is 65 today. I never expected to live to be 65, much less a son who is now eligible for Medicare. OUCH!
We laughed a lot today, Jack Jr's son stopped by and brought him a BD cake, Chocolate of course along with ice cream.
Every time this comes up I tell about taking Sherry to the USAF Hospital in Biloxi MS. The Dr.s took her by the arm and started thru some swing doors that said STAFF ONLY. I asked quickly, "What do I do?"
The smarta-- said, "Go home, we don't need you, someone will call."
Before that night, everyone I knew at work and church was tired of me telling them Sherry was going to have a boy. I was so sure I put his name in the Bible with the Birth Month (August) 1958.
I told everyone at the church "It cannot be wrong, it is in the Bible."
But Imma gonna tell you I was sweating at about 9PM, Only 3 more hours in this month and I will have put the wrong month in the Bible.!
I actually got a phone call, "Airman Darnell, you have a sweet baby daughter, 7 lbs 6 oz." I said thank you and hung up! I received another call in a few minutes.
"Jack, this is Joanne (?) that was a terrible joke, I am not at the hospital, As far as I know Sherry has not had the baby, girl or boy! I'm sorry about the joke."
the joke upset me, but I was RELEIVED..... But still looking at the clock...
An hour of so later I received call that Sherry had given birth to a healthy son and they were doing well. And it was before mid night! God does forgive ignorance.. ...... But you might have to sweat a time or two!!
It was Many, many years later at a reunion of the folks from that church and the pastor's wife, one of the sweetest ladies you would ever meet stood before the group and admitted that it was she who instigated that phone call about the baby girl. We still loved Sister Matthews to pieces....
PS: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR SON JACK JR FOR SURVIVING 65 years.