A Happy Occasion
Your Rocky Mountain Sky Station is following
the story of an extraordinary infant who was born in the city
late yesterday evening. This child's tale is a peculiar and astonishing
one. Where it will lead, no one can tell.
The baby boy was born to Joe and Marian Borden who live in suburban
Grandview. According to the parents, there were only a few hints
that their firstborn might be unusual. The couple have been married
over two years, are both gainfully employed, and were happily
awaiting the new arrival. Now they don’t know what to expect next.
The husband’s first words after the delivery give a hint as to
his own amazement. He's reported to have said, “Uncle Bud
did it. Who would've ever believed him?”
Marian seemed rather nonplused, being merely relieved that her
child appeared healthy, having all its fingers and toes and other
appendages, and that her pregnancy was over.
Word of the event spread rapidly beyond the extended family throughout
the community to the state and the nation. Such an occurrence
couldn't help but draw the media to the medical center. Doctors
and nurses and even orderlies were besieged by reporters for any
morsels of information which might be available or manufactured
for the moment.
The hospital's spokesman was terse and unresponsive to inquiries
trying to make the incident less an oddity and more a “happy
occasion.” Dwight Headly simply stated: “At 11:15 p.m.
yesterday in a City Medical Center birthing suite, a male child
-- as yet unnamed -- was born to Joseph and Marian Borden who
reside in the suburban City. The infant was examined and found
to be in excellent health. He weighed 15 pounds and 15 ounces
and measured 27 inches. The child has a full head of brown hair
and bright blue eyes. Quite remarkably, the baby was born with
“But most astonishingly, he was noted by the attending
obstetrician and nurses to have spoken several words immediately
upon delivery. In them, he made specific requests for his care
and attention. We cannot divulge any of these at this time except
to say that he has been sleeping contentedly since that time with
his grandfather close at hand in the newborn ward. I am unable
to answer any questions until the family allows release of further
information. Thank you.”
What can be made of a talking infant? Well, probably lots of news stories, a siege at the hospital, and eventually a book or movie. Time will tell. Please stay tuned.
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