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Happy Birthday, Bill


It’s a bitter-sweet day for us. Seventy-three years ago today both you and Mother weren’t expected to live. You weighed 2 pounds, 9 ounces. Both of you lived! Two years ago today, on your 71st birthday, Mother died at 7:00 AM. ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????  This picture was taken at her 99-year birthday party in March 2013!

She was 99 1/2 years old when she died! I was with her, having stayed with her overnight. When I called to tell you she was gone…you told me you had expected her to die on your birthday! Somehow you had expected this for about a week! So you took the news very graciously.

I’m wishing a good day for you today.

Heavenly Father, thank You for Bill. Bless him today on his birthday. Please touch him, both physically and spiritually. Keep him safe and well. He’s a husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin,  friend, and neighbor. I love Bill so much and You love him even more!

2 thoughts on “Happy Birthday, Bill

  1. Our grandson Ian was born at 2 pounds, 5 ounces and had all the advantages of neonatal care these days. It’s amazing to me that Bill survived having been born in the 1940s. Maybe it’s just an old wives tale, but I’ve been told that under-weight babies back then were sometime put into an oven on low heat with the door propped open. A home-made incubator for sure!

    Condolences to you on the anniversary of your mother’s passing, Anita.

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    • Thanks, Marian. Hot water bottles were placed around Billy. He was in the hospital for quite a while. Then after going home he got double pneumonia and almost died again! He was quite the miracle baby.

      I still miss my mother.


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