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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

An inauspicious beginning

When England was celebrating the Festival of Britain and cheering for the Queen, I came into the world without many cheers but quite a lot of tears. Mum bawled her eyes out when I turned out to be a boy and not the girl she always wanted. Regardless, after the nurse offered to take me, mum reluctantly assumed the maternal role.

1 comment:

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Yes, not so easy to give up when someone else shows an interest !
I'm sure she grew to love you....warts and all ;)