|Dad and me, not too long after I was born in April 1957.|
You can see the radiator he's referring to in the background.
I remembered a couple more things when you were a baby. The first winter after you were born we were still living in the apartment at Touhy Ave. & Ridge Road [in Chicago]. The apartment heaters worked on steam heat and were so hot they could burn the skin if one touched them. We did not want you to touch them so we let you touch other things that were warm but not really too hot. We would say "hot" loudly but not screaming unless you got too close to the radiators. Hot then became your first word.
We didn't go out too often when you were a baby but when we did we got a nice older lady named Mrs. Sepser as your baby sitter. She and you got along very well. She would tell us you were very smart and would learn quickly.
Another memory of mine was the long trip I made alone from Chicago to Houston when we moved in Feb. 1958. You and your mother took the train so your playpen would go as baggage and be available as soon as you arrived in Houston. I was sure happy when I finally arrived at Nani & Popo's house. When I came into the family room you stood up in your playpen
and extended your arms for me to pick you up. Thus began our long family life in Houston.
Have a real nice day tomorrow.
(photo at right is of me in early 1958)
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