And, we have been married now
for thirty five years.
Not bad Huh?
He worked for an electric Company called Reed
in Georgetown and his customers were mostly
and foreign embassies. Boy the
stories I could tell you.
Well, I'll tell you a few
My husband almost decked Teddy Kennedy one
day for blocking him in,
in a parking lot. Teddy got
scared and ran away lol!
He told Henry Kissinger off
for trying to tell him how to do his job.
apologized. He through the Embassador of Iran into
the swimming pool.
After that the Embassador wouldn't
have anyone else do the electrical work there.
Someone wanted him to bug the Russian Embassy,
( guess who?)
he wouldn't and he went and told the C.I.A.
They knew. (-: There were a lot of other things
thats enough for now.
One day before our fourth wedding anniversary
our first son was born.
I never saw such big hands
and feet in my life.
he weighed one ounce under seven pounds
and he was a month early. If he had gone full
term I would have had to have a c-section.
Doc said I was lucky to have had him early.
He grew very fast and big.By the time he was
one, he had all his teeth and wore size four's in
I started to teach him the alphabet at age one
an by the time he was three he could read
just about anything. His only problem was his speach.
The doctor said his brain worked so fast that his
mouth couldn't keep up. We also found out that
he had a photographic memory. He never forgot anything he
saw. Needless to say we were very proud of him.
Life went on as usual for the next few years
and then I found I was pregnant again. things seemed to
be normal but I had this feeling that someting was
wrong. The doctor assured me that everything was fine
but that didn't help. When I was five months pregnant
I started spotting. The doctor had me stay off my
feet as much as possible but with a three year old
that is kind of hard. One morning my water broke and
I started to hemorrhage really bad. Here I was home
alone with a three year old and scared to death.I
couldn't get ahold of my husband so I called my
father-inlaw to take me to the hospital and keep
Richie with them. In the hospital emergency room I
lost the baby and almost blead to death.If I hadn't
been there so they could take me straight to surgery
I would't be here today. I found out that the
placenta had attached right over the cervix and as
it grew it pushed out and became unattached. The baby
was a girl, which I already knew because I'd already
named her Lara Ann. I still wonder what she would
have been like if she had lived.
Two years later I was pregnant again but this
time the doctor wasn't taking any chances.I was not
aloud to ride in a car, had to stay of my feet, ect,
ect. This time I was carring Christopher Lee and he
was the worst baby in the world.lol! He would run
marathons in there.Round and around he would go till
one day he kicked so hard he broke the sack and I
still had ten weeks to go to my due date. Back then
they didn't have the technology they have today so
they didn't think he would survive. They were going
to keep me in the hospital and try to have me carry
him as long as possible as long as nothing went
wrong. Well I guess something did because they did a
c-section two days later. Chris weighed three lb's
and six oz. at birth. He looked so little
and sounded like a cat when he cried.
He was born on
November 20th and I got
to take him home Dec 23rd.
He only weighed 4lb's 8 oz's but the
Doctor thought I
could take care of him better at home.
Plus he was my Christmas present.
His only problem was his immune
system which didn't develope right so he would get
sick all the time. He still gets sick very easy.
When he was two months old I got pregnant again.
Needless to say I was highly upset.
Here I was with a two month old and pregnant again.
Everything seemed ok to begin with but at five months
I got that same
feeling that some thing was wrong.
I knew that the
baby would die and there was nothing
I could do about it. I told the doctor
but he said I was just worring
because of the troubles I had before. I named this
baby Heather Lynn and she was a good baby to carry.
I started to have problems with my blood pressure
and then I developed toxemia. At the end of my ninth
( which was a first for me) I had gotten
Richie off to school and Chris was down for a nap
all of a sudden I felt very sick.
I couldn't see, was dizzy and was going to pass out
so I laid down.
was when Heather stiffened out side ways
and I knew
she had died.
I didn't tell anyone. That was on a
Wednesday and my doctors appointment was Saturday.
When I went to the doctors the nurse asked me how I
was doing and I broke down crying and told her
Heather was dead. That was one of the worst days of
my life. The doctor called the hospital and got an
operating room ready right away and I went straight
to the hospital to have a c-section. I'll never
forget how he looked afterwards. He was very upset
and said I was right that she was dead and had been
so for about three days. I never got to see her
because they wouldn't let me and that is the hardest
thing. I needed to hold her and say goodby.
so wrong of them.