The giant baby at 4 days old.

My first child was 10 lb 11 oz at birth, so I was ENORMOUSLY pregnant. He was an April baby, and so I spent a long winter inside, being very careful not to slip on the snow and ice.

Finally spring arrived and I insisted that we go out for a walk…and I slipped in the mud and fell flat on my face. Or actually, according to my husband who witnessed the whole thing, I bounced off my belly.

I was rushed off to the doctor’s where everyone ran around panicking about The Baby (who was fine) while this big gash on my hand bled everywhere…

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“Governments have never learned anything from history, or acted on principles deducted from it.” — Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

“My friends have heard me declare that I like to swim, but what I really like is not so much moving purposefully through water as being immersed in it, like a tea bag.” — Margaret Talbot

“Spring drew on…and a greenness grew over those brown beds, which, freshening daily, suggested the thought that hope traversed them at night and left each morning brighter traces of her steps.” — Charlotte Brontë

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I once worked at a company that took its Marshmallow Peeps VERY seriously! But there was on vice-president who was diabetic and therefore hated the sugary little buggers, so he would find evil ways to disposing of them — like nailing them to the rafters.

One day he told everyone that he’d heard Peeps burned with a bright blue flame. Well that was something we all had to see! So we skewered a Peep on a letter opener and all ran gleefully out on to the fire escape, where flame was applied…as this photo shows, they do not burn bright blue.

We were thoroughly disillusioned.

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