The Cost of Having Me

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’

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Meet My Mom – 90 Years Young

I know, I know! It’s been a while since I’ve been to the blogosphere, but life and my business have kept me out of trouble 🙂 

Tomorrow is Mother’s Day and I want to wish all the Moms out there a blessed and joyous day.  Being a mom is really hard work and who says it stops when the young-uns leave the nest?  And who says there should only be one day a year to honor Mom?  

Anyway, I’ll be spending tomorrow with this lovely lady and my hubby.  Mom doesn’t really like to have her picture taken, so I snapped this with my phone last weekend.  I think she looks pretty good for being 90.  Maybe I’ll look this good when I’m her age.  One can hope, right? 

Wish I could have my kids and grandkids here, too.  But I feel loved no matter where everyone is geographically. Namaste’

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