Gut Rumbles

January 29, 2005

happy birthday, sam!

Tomorrow is my daughter's birthday. At the crack of 8:30 in the morning, she will officially be 22 years old.

She was born after 32 hours of labor--- on a Super Bowl Sunday during a full moon. (The Redskins beat Miami that year and John Riggins was voted most valuable player. I no longer remember the score, but I damn sure remember that day.) A black woman in the waiting room warned me "You're gonna have a moon baby. Them moon babies are always different."

That woman was a voodoo priestess, because she certainly was correct with her "moon baby" prediction. Samantha put the gray silver in my hair during her teenage years. But she finally turned out okay.

Y'all drop by and wish her a happy birthday.


Congrats to you, too, Rob - like me, the father of a 22-year-old woman. Hoo, boy, however did we make it this far?

Posted by: Elisson on January 29, 2005 10:02 PM

Hope Sam checks her email for BD cards.

Posted by: Indigo on January 29, 2005 10:57 PM

I remember when she was born and about the black woman, those people from south carolina still practice that shit and some of it is very true, my mama was 100% american indian and they all had that in them also. Thank goodness that woman was wrong. Happy birthday Sam, Cat.

Posted by: Catfish on January 29, 2005 11:10 PM

What a coincidence, my daughter was born around 5:00 am on the 30th. She will be 30.
On her birthday card i wrote...
My how time flys

Posted by: Jerry on January 29, 2005 11:41 PM


Posted by: Jeff on January 30, 2005 07:19 AM

Happy Birthday Sam.
Many Happy Returns.

Posted by: robert in england on January 30, 2005 07:22 AM

i had a moon baby, too. i've never heard that. she's almost eight now. your making me a bit scared.

Posted by: jessica on January 31, 2005 12:51 AM
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