We were all so excited! We had a new baby sister and even her name "Erin" was beautiful. We were given permission to go over to the church as Mum and Dad were having her baptised (as was the custom) on their way home from the hospital. At play time we ran over to the church to find that they were just leaving, the baptism was over, and we'd missed out. Mum said, "Never mind, you can still have a peep at your sister" I know my sister and I were so very disappointed to have missed out, but when we saw the blue eyed, golden haired, wee tiny new baby we were ecstatic and couldn't wait to get home from school to be with her. She was so beautiful we would peep into her room and gaze at her. We loved her to bits from that first moment onwards!
Marie: And yet another story!
It seems to be a trait of the elderly to tell stories and often repeat the same stories. As our family has a major Reunion in February 2015 I will tell a family story each day and NOT repeat it for 100 days. I will use christian names from our earlier generations as pseudonyms.