Thursday, July 26, 2007

Belinda....

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For once I was running into Podunk Hospital for something good......

I had rushed to the hospital with Bonnie, Jane-Anne, and the new secretary in tow, and we had almost wrecked all four of our vehicles trying to hurry and park them just as fast as we could in the hospital's packed parking lot. We jumped out of our vehicles practically before the wheels had come to a full stop and then ran as fast as we could into the hospital--- where we then proceeded to impatiently punch the elevator button a hundred times in rapid fire so that it would "hurry up and come" .

When we reached the Labor & Delivery floor, we burst out of the elevator so fast that we collided with old Doc Jenkins, who had been innocently standing nearby eating contentedly from a bag of popcorn. Popcorns went flying all over the hallway---including the one he had been about to put into his mouth--- and it had irritated him no end.

"Where's the GD fire?!" he hollered at us.

(Hickese translation: In Podunk, a staunchly Baptist community, nobody----and I mean nobody (not even old Doc Jenkins)---would ever be caught dead uttering the word 'goddam', because somebody would tattle to the Pastor of their church for sure. So everybody says 'GD' instead---as long as they're not within earshot of their grandmother or her next-door-neighbor.)

After we made sure old Doc Jenkins was in one piece (although we couldn't save the popcorn), we continued our 50-yard dash to Belinda's room. We were carrying presents and balloons galore---and I was clutching a large be-ribboned bag containing the three baby sweaters and blanket I had knitted for the new arrival to Podunk.

Because Belinda had delivered a completely, perfectly, beautiful--- baby girl.

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Which reminds me.....

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I have never told you the story of Belinda.....

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11 comments:

Beth in MN said...

So, we're waiting for pictures of beautiful baby girl ... and the story of Belinda ...

T-Mom said...

Happy Baby, Belinda!

mielikki said...

Way to leave us hanging, Bo!
Congrats to Belinda and family.

Gwen said...

Congratulations Belinda! Rest up and make these friends work for you.

Linda in Alameda, CA said...

Congrats to Belinda and welcome to the baby. Does she have a name yet?

I am still ROFL over you people running into the doctor and the popcorn flying all over the hallway! I can just see it!

Warrior Knitter said...

Contrats! Belinda & family.

Virtually punching a hundred times whatever button will get us the story of Belinda and photos of the baby girl ALREADY!! : )

Alabamama said...

Ya'll have a baby! Oh how fortunate Belinda-of-the-untold-story and her sweet baby are. Every baby should come into the world with something hand made just for it. And this lucky one has an entire wardrobe, thanks to you! How wonderful you have this new baby to love....and how fortunate this child is to have you in her village.

LesleyD said...

Yay Belinda!!! Oh wow!! I can't wait to see the pics!!!

danielle said...

Congrats to Belinda and family!

But hey, wait a doggoned minute....where are the stats? Name, weight, and all????

And where are the photos???
OF the Bee-you-tee-ful baby girl and all the pressies????

Prisca said...

my having lived in a podunk town--and my daddy being the pastor--has me grinning from ear to ear at your post and wanting to shout GD just in case dad is somewhere listening...

congrats belinda!

hope2brn said...

Congrats Belinda!!!How lucky you are to have such a wonderful group of people in your life.
(Can't wait to read "The Story of Belinda")
Amy