Monday, July 15, 2013
This is the first picture ever taken of the infamous Birdman, seen here in swaddling clothes. I'm thinking about July 18th or so. Back then, Mom said she stayed in the hospital about 3 days. I'm guessing here, but it was probably snapped in the backyard of 66 Devon Street, my home until they moved to 199 Allen Avenue September of the following year. I'm thinking that the photographer was probably Dad, although my grandmother Josie could have been a close second. They lived a couple of miles away. Lucky me. Mom kept quite an intense photographic account of my first year. The book Baby Days includes a list of baby's gifts, a graph of monthly weight gain, health records, baby teeth, food, a lock of hair, a list of 'Baby's Firsts' and pages just jammed packed with adorable shots like this.
Interesting page of Mother's Notes:
"He likes lights, the radio, the telephone and his Daddy's car. Jabbers a lot (hahaha that's a good one. Things haven't changed much.) Wears cute sun suits."
Ya, that's me alright, but where have those years gone?
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