Wednesday, April 1, 2015


Twenty eight years ago on this date, I called all my relatives (no internet then!) and began each conversation with these words: "This is NOT an April Fool's Joke....I am pregnant!"

I was 34 years old, had one son who was 14 years old, and I had not intended on having any more children. But, The Ronald and I received the greatest surprise gift, our son, Mark, in October 1987!

A story I wrote about that experience is in Chicken Soup for the New Mom's Soul (2007), and also included in my memoir (2013).

According to all this week (4/1 - 4/7) is Laugh Week! So, here's one of the many Aunty Acid jokes that I like.



  1. What a sweet and sentimental memory. Sometimes the very best things can happen when we least expect them.

    Hope the move is going well and you are settled getting settled into the new place. Keep us posted.

    Critter Alley

  2. I am often one of the pullers...
    Echoing Pat. I hope the move is going really, really well. And love your sentimental journey.
    Imagine what they would say if you made the same call now...

  3. We agree often the best things are the ones we least expect. Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. Ah...Auntie Acid....I've been that idiot on more than one occasion.

  5. Life can surprise us so nicely at times. That's a cute joke. I've been that joke a few times. Take care Becky. Hope you're settled in to your new home.

  6. That would have been one dickens of a surprise but one that in time proved so wonderful.
    Love that Auntie Acid joke....I wonder how many times a day that happens around the world?


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