Thursday, April 18, 2013

Trica’s Birthday

Trica was supposed to be born around April 1 she waited 18 more days..I went into labor the morning they scheduled to induce me.

Back in 1972 you had to have the whole works..enemas..shavings..before you could give birth.  Fathers were not allowed in the delivery rooms yet.  Far Guy paced in the Father’s Lounge, whilst I gave birth. We did not know if we were having a boy or  a girl..babies were always a surprise back then.  I thought for sure I was having a boy, Far Guy wanted a girl.  He was pleased and so was I after the surprise wore off.  I asked them twice in the delivery room if they were sure she was a girl..of course they laughed and said yes they were sure.

Remember those sitz baths..those funny tubs where your feet hung over and just your bottom went in..those sitz baths were lined up against a wall and when it was your turn you went to soak for as long as they would allow you to, visiting with all the other new mothers. 

I found this old photo of Trica.  She was two years old so it would have been 1974.

Trica 1974 2yrs (2)

She wore glasses for awhile to help a lazy eye.  What a struggle it was to keep those glasses on her.  She would take them off and throw them.  She didn’t like wearing them at all.

Scan0055 (2)

This was probably about 1990, the year she graduated from high school.  She is holding Caramel, a gift from a beau.  It seemed liked every beau she had gave her a kitten.  When she went off to college we were left with two of her kittens from different beaus, Caramel and Shadow and two horses Farrah and Willow both Arabian mares.

Trica is back in school again, she is in the Nurse Practitioner program at UND and in a year she will graduate.  She is very busy with her school work and three teenagers.  Happy Birthday Trica:)

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16 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday!!!

    Trica sounds like an amazing young lady. Perphaps she takes after her parents...

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  2. Happy Birthday, such a pretty gal....Blessings Francine.

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  3. Birthdays are a time for reminiscing. You've written a heartwarming story about your lovely daughter, Tricia. May she be blessed with many, many more peaceful and quality filled birthdays/years.

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  4. Happy birthday, Trica! What fine pictures of her as she grew up. And congratulations to her continuing education quest. You are very lucky to have her, but she's lucky to have YOU, too. :-)

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  5. I remember those days.....4/16/72....my daughter's birthday and she is also in a Nurse practitioner/mid-wife course, should finish next year....must have been something about the year 1972...

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  6. Happy Birthday to Tricia. She is a lovely girl.

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  7. Happy birthday to your darling girl. I love that old picture of her -so sweet!

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  8. What a beautiful girl. Happy birthday to her! I remember those days as I gave birth to twin girls in 1970. Didn't know whether they were boys or girls until they were delivered.

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  9. HB day to Tricia...she shares a B day with my niece....

    And maybe the snow will melt as a gift for her.

    Jen

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  10. I also wss a parent who inherited two kittens when my grand dsughter went to college.

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  11. Aww, sweet! Lovely girl, lovely story! Happy birthday to your daughter, also a special day for you :)

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  12. Happy Birthday to you both, because really, shouldn't the one who gave birth get to celebrate that day too:)!

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  13. Happy Birthday, Trica!

    Linda
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    http://deltacountyhistoricalsociety.wordpress.com

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  14. So happy birthday Tricia. It's great that your Mom tells the whole story of your birth. You will really appreciate this some day and you will want to know more. I hope your Mom is around to tell you.

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  16. Happy Birthday Tricia and to Maddie yesterday. I so well remember all those details of delivery. My daughter was born in 1977 and my son in 1979 and it was the same. Things have changed so much. My daughter had her son at home and my DIL had hers in the hospital with my son by her side. I don't think my husband could have stood it to be in the delivery room. :) Lovely girls.

    Hugs,
    Sharon

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