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 several teeth. 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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