The second week I stayed in Illinois with my mom earlier this month was spent running errands and cleaning out her attic. We didn’t get far with the attic, but I found a few pieces of my past.
One of the pieces was a bill from my birth. I don’t think it is the full bill, but the bill for part of my nursery stay. I think I stayed in the hospital for nearly a month after I was born because I was underweight (3lbs 9oz).
Two weeks stay in the hospital for an underweight newborn in 1956 was cheap! $72.05
I was born on August 23 and the first date on this bill is September 2, which was for nursery charges. It also lists charges for drugs on September 2. I wonder what drugs they gave me as a week old infant.
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Fabulous artifact… (and we’re getting to the point where these things are artifacts…)