In today’s world the cost of having children is huge compared to when I was born … 65 years ago today. As I was going through some of my Mom’s things, I came across the hospital bill that she saved.
Back then they kept mothers and babies in the hospital for a lot longer than they do now. Mom and I were there for five days and I was a natural birth. I guess they wanted to make sure that we got the care we needed before sending us home. What a concept as compared to now! Mom said the doctor and nurses were terrific. Marysville is a great town … 4,000 people back then, and still around 4,000. I haven’t been back there in a long while but one of these days, I plan to go.
As you can see from the breakdown on my hospital bill, it cost a whole $4.00 for “Care of Baby.” Wow! Compare that to the cost of having a child these days. Unbelievable, isn’t it?
I was born exactly at 12:00 midnight on the 12th and Mom was in labor for 12 hours. The doctor gave her a choice for my birth date and she picked the 12th because she said that was the date that she did all the “work.” 12-12-12 … hmmm. Namaste’