So here we are on my birthday, Happy Birthday Teri, why thank you very much!
|3 Generations, niece Jackie and her beautiful daughters.|
I called to chat with my Mom, she was a big part of getting me here you know. She told me a fun story about my birth I was not aware of and will share with you now.
The tiny, one traffic light town, I was born in, on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, held a carnival the middle of August every year. It was one of those 1955 era small town events everyone participated in, especially the last day of the carnival, as a car was raffled off and given away that day.
Mom's best friend Mary was a nurse and she was attending the carnival, I guess you had to be there to win the car. It was all arranged Mary was to go to the hospital with Mom to help with my arrival when the time came. As it turns out I was ready to arrive the last day of the carnival, Mary was at the carnival when they announced over the loud speakers, "Mary Gargani, Bea Baker is ready to go to the hospital." The whole crowd cheered.
My Dad was at the carnival calling Bingo he was surprised too. Apparently, it was news almost as exciting to some as the car being given away. I was welcomed by the tiny town of Federalsburg Maryland 56 years ago today.
It was a very nice start to a very happy life.