My dad was born Feb. 1, 1938 at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal, Quebec. This was a huge event in my grandparents lives. They had married later in life, she was 29 and he was 31 on January 28, 1928 and the event took place at Taylor Presbyterian Church.
It would a month short of 10 years before they welcomed their son John. The story that has passed down to me is my grandmother although pregnant multiple times, she wasn’t able to carry to term. I have been told she had 13 miscarriages, it may not have been that many but it was a high number.
The scrapbook I have is soley dedicated to the cards received by my grandparents after my father’s birth.
The families who gave cards are:
Aunt Helen & Uncle Allan
Rev. & Mrs. B.H. Robinson
Lil and Sam (Jordan)
Stan & Melba
Winnie & Harry (Eckhardt)
Grandpa & Grandma Jordan
Mr. & Mrs. J.C. Stewart
Mrs. Duclos, Bubbie
May & Tom Martin, Mabel Roberts
Susie, Harry & Family
Pat & Lily
Mrs. J. Davidson
A.J. & W.B. Eckhardt
Gertrude & Douglas Cowan
Myrtle C., Effie, Sarah Tyen(?)
Mrs. H. James
There were also cards that did not have names.
The scrapbook is a wonderful treasure from what must have been a very happy time in my grandparent’s lives!