Mom was a force to be reckoned with! I was a menopausal baby, being born when my three older sisters were ages 16, 19 and 21. People just couldn't believe my mother was expecting a baby at her age, and some drove from Kentucky to Ohio to make sure she wasn't "funnin' with them".
Mom didn't know she was pregnant until she was nearly six months along, when the doctor told her she had "Cupid's tumor", and that she would be having a baby in the next three months. She was mortified with having to tell my dad, for people at that age just didn't do that!!
This is my mom just four days before I was born. It was July 4, 1955, and after enjoying themselves at a church picnic, they were going to transcribe some tombstones in a local cemetery.
For the rest of this post, I'm going to relate a story from my journal...