They had to rush Mom to the delivery room. Her doctor did not even have time to get to the hospital - an intern delivered me. I've been in a hurry ever since.
Now back in 1967 things were very different than they are now. Back then fathers did not go into the delivery room - they sat in the waiting room. But my father left and went to the Krispy Kreme donut shop to drink coffee. The hospital staff had to look for him for awhile in order to tell him he had a daughter!
Mom and Dad brought me home from the hospital on Sunday, June 18th, which was also Father's Day. In addition it was the day before Daddy's birthday. I was quite the gift!
I asked my mother why some people in the family called me "Mary Elizabeth" and some called me just "Elizabeth." First she said that she had really wanted to call me "Mary Beth," but it just didn't suit me. Then Daddy decided he didn't like "Mary." So they started calling me "Elizabeth." Then my mother's parents, Pop Pop and Grandma, came up from Swainsboro to visit. Pop Pop said it was way too Southern to call me by my middle name, so he called me "Mary Elizabeth" and others in the family followed suit. I didn't become "Liz" until my friends shortened my name in my mid-twenties.
So today was my 44th birthday. It was VERY low key this year. Anyone who knows me even a little bit can tell you, that is very unusual. Maybe it's the getting older. I don't know. I do know that I am grateful for those who wished me a good day on Facebook, those who mailed me a card, those who e-mailed me, those who took the time who call me, those who called me AND sang "Happy Birthday" to me, and the one who defied all to make it home to spend some time with me on this day.
Now let's see what was happening in the world on:
Friday, June 16, 1967
|Top News Headlines This Week:|
|Jun 16 - 50,000 attend Monterrey International Pop Festival Jun 17 - Barbra Streisand: A Happening in Central Park performed Jun 17 - China becomes world's 4th thermonuclear (H-bomb) power Jun 17 - "Somebody To Love" by Jefferson Airplane peaks at #5 Jun 17 - 1st Chinese hydrogen bomb explodes Jun 17 - Longest doubleheader 9:15 (Tigers & Athletics)|
|Top Songs for 1967|
|1967 Prices||US President|
|Bread:||$0.22/loaf||Lyndon B. Johnson|
|Milk:||$1.15/gal||US Vice President|
|Eggs:||$1.10/doz||Hubert H. Humphrey|
|Car:||$2,425||Academy Award Winners|
|People born on June 16|
|On TV in 1967|
|Hot New Toys in 1967|
|Top Books in 1967|