I will replace the above picture with a better one. Our poor photographer was besieged with trying to use 5 cameras at once and was too far away for my flash. He did take some better pictures with the others cameras.
Last night we celebrated 30 years of getting together for the first time with our summer of 1979 babies. We are not sure of the exact date: early January sometime in 1980. The LaMaze Association called some of us (not me! but my roommate from my hospital stay had invited me) to see if we'd be interested in a post-partum support group meeting weekly with a facilitator for 8 weeks. There were initially 7 of us; all with little boys except for me. Some of the babies were born on the same day; 2 of them had the same name. One mom quit shortly after the facilitator left but was replaced by my neighbor and her son; another moved out of state; another quit after 6 years leaving us with a core of 5 moms, eventually 10 kids, and even later 5 grandbabies, several weddings, a couple of divorces, many house and career moves, 3 cancer diagnoses (!!!!) and many changes all around. We are not the same ladies who first got together with our little bobbleheads lying on their own blankets in a circle showing off this ones ability to sit or this one being able to pull himself up. Only one of the original babies is in-state: the others have scattered across the country. We've gone through thick and thin (literally and figuratively)together serving as a support system well beyond the usual baby issues. I treasure my friendship with these ladies.