Friday, May 30, 2008

Fifty Years Ago Today. . .

Yesterday was Miss Healthypant’s 35th birthday which is truly a joyous, auspicious occasion indeed.

However, fifty years ago today was a very special day for something else.

What happened fifty years ago you ask?

Fifty years ago today, I was conceived. I became a zygote. Oh, and get this - - it was also the day my parents were married. Somehow, the two events coincided.

They honeymooned in Austin Texas which is obviously where I began. Here is my first baby picture. (Everything was black-and-white back in 1958)

As a kid, we’d often drive up from south Texas to Dallas where my relatives lived. As we’d pass by the hotel in Austin where they spent their honeymoon, my mom would always say in a sing-songy voice, “Buck, there’s where you were conceived.”


So, here’s to my mom and dad. They’re both wonderful, fun, talented people.

I love you both very much. It’s been a great fifty years.

Well, except for that whole squeezing through the birth canal thing. I hated that.


At 12:09 PM , Blogger Lorraine said...

I'm guessing it was no picnic for Mom, either.

At 8:24 PM , Blogger Miss Healthypants said...

I agree with Rainey--I'm sure your Mom wasn't exactly pain-free at the time.

Happy Conception Day! :)

At 8:47 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a cute little zygote.

True story: I once asked my dad if EVERYTHING was black and white back in the old days, you know, like not just tv shows, but EVERYTHING.

I am the argument for natural selection.


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