born in mama's bed, 1941

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

the day he was born was
a windy day in march

mama told daddy to go
to town to get the doctor
the cottage had no telephone
no running water

fronny was a neighbor
who lived over the hill
she told daddy she
would stay with mama

daddy did not have a car
had to walk to Congo road
to hitch a ride to town

when the doctor and daddy
arrived at the house they
could hear a baby crying
from within

they hurried in and found
mama and the baby

the baby was lying on mama’s
chest nursing his first meal

the old doctor checked mama
said that she was alright

he told fronny she
had done a good job
she smiled

he circumcised the baby
packed his doctor’s bag
and told daddy the
doctor’s fee was five dollars

that was eighty years
ago today
march 19, 1941
out in the country
on a special dirt road
named shady grove



Submitted: March 19, 2021

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88 fingers

There is a country&western song here to be made. Very good.

Fri, March 19th, 2021 8:57pm


Have always liked country music. Thanks, wish i could come up with a good one from it.:)

Fri, March 19th, 2021 2:09pm

LE. Berry

History remembered...

Fri, March 19th, 2021 9:30pm


Yes, thanks LE

Fri, March 19th, 2021 3:06pm

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