Recently, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to a daughter. (The baby is still unnamed as of this writing. My money is on Elphaba. Then again, I also picked War Story to win the Kentucky Derby…)
The baby’s birth was announced with all of the pomp and circumstance that one might expect with a royal birth.
Though I don’t quite understand the fascination that some people have with the royal family, I’d like it to be known that it isn’t just royals who make public birth announcements.
Here is a photo of my dad’s Texaco station, shortly after I was born:
Personally, I think this is a lot cooler than a notice on an easel in front of a palace.
I scanned this from the original slide that my dad took. You know how we as genealogists are supposed to glean all the information we can from a source? Well, this proves that I am younger than color photography
I love this. Obviously a proud dad.
Wow! This is so cool. You are lucky to have this in your possession. To see such a public announcement made me giggle. That’s one proud daddy!
It’s the only time I’m going to publicly declare my weight! 😉
That was my birth weight, too.
Not front page… whole store front! Impressive!
I love this! I agree, this is MUCH better than an easel!
Being the oldest of your sisters, I remember this sign like it was yesterday(but we know it was a few years ago) It was really neat to see though….
Thank you for not saying how many years ago it was!
the name I vote for: Catherine Elizabeth Diana Victoria.
Fascination with royals because they aren’t really real people. they just go around shaking hands, the women wear fancy hats (in order to be seen–Which one is the Queen?) the men wear military uniforms and generally just stand behind the queen—–hands obediently behind their backs—–Charles tends his flowers—-Camilla is the Duchess of Cornwall, a title Charles got at birth, so one knows how high in the ranking that duchy is—–
I love that! Yay, Dad!
That is an incredibly wonderful photograph!I particularly like the pink paint. Apparently they hadn’t decided on a name for you yet–or your royal titles. Unless you were going to be called Tex.
Loved how you tied in that picture of your birth announcement! Very clever thinking on your part!
That is just the best birth announcement! I only recently came across a batch of slides at my mom’s showing my arrival home from the hospital in color.
Love this picture/story, Amy! My birth was announced over the loudspeaker at my eldest siblings’ high school – proud dad you had there, indeed. Thanks for the post.
Were your siblings proud or mortified with the announcement? I can see high schoolers reacting either way!
They were (luckily) elated Mom and Dad were the fun parents with the house everyone wanted to hang out at. Tons of high schoolers congregated at Mt Carmel Hosp that evening – love this post Thx, Amy!
I love this! Such a proud Dad!
That’s a wonderful announcement! My Dad had a Shell station but that was a few years after we were born. At Christmas time he would put an Ad in the local paper saying the gas station would be closed for four good reasons & he’d list our names.
That’s so neat, Colleen! Do you have a copy of one of those ads?
Yes & I have scanned them so my brothers & I all have copies.