Friday, June 26, 2009

A BIRTHDAY BLOG


CELEBRATION OF LIFE
June 26, 1935
7lb 7oz - 20” long


(From a newspaper clipping in my baby book

WHEN A BABY COMES
(author unknown)

Change the titles, one and all.
Enters now a baby small.
Unto wife and husband add
That of mother and of dad.
Baby’s here, and mercy’s sakes,
What a difference it makes!
Every one of us today
Has a larger role to play:
Has an extra task to bear,
And another name to wear.

There are sisters numbering four
Hurrying to the bedroom door
Raised to aunthood by the tot
Who is sleeping in a cot.
Those two codgers, white of brow,
Fathers once, are grandpas now!
Those two mothers, gentle, true
Proudly wear their titles new.
This wee bit of breathing clay
Made them grandmas yesterday.

Here are uncles! Look them o’er!
None of them was that before,
But as soon as baby came
Each one had to change his name.
Run the family down the list,
Not a single one was missed.
Grandpas, grandmas on parade,
Uncles, aunts, all newly made!
Names to carry to life’s close,
Titles every babe bestows.

2 comments:

Erin said...

Happy Birthday Mom, I love you!!

Stacey said...

Cute pic! You were such a cutie! Hard to believe that we all start off sooooo small. :o) Happy Birthday!