My birthday is coming up, Thursday the 25th, and I realize I don't know a lot about my birth. I searched for newspaper headlines and they were all about the war. Yes, I knew we were newly at war. Pearl Harbor was bombed the December before and the US entered World War II. And it is fairly easy to learn about what was going on in the country and the world when I was born. It's not so easy to learn about what was going on in my family.
My parents had a rocky marriage, probably from the very start. My brother would have been about five years old when I was born. And the little family had struggled through the depression. I recall my mom talking about buying eggs one at a time when she had the money because she wanted him to have an egg a day, but couldn't always.
I know I was a very chubby newborn with dimples everywhere. Everyone thought I was adorable. But I will need to do some research to discover what my family was like back then.
How much do you know about your birth? Willing to share?