Lyn was born about three months pre-mature in Italy in 1971 on a US Army base.  She was not kept in a neonatal unit because there was none.  She was not kept in the hospital more than any newborn from that time.    She was sent home weighing less than 4 1/2 lbs.  She was delicate and sickly.

When she was brought home for the first time, she was greeted by our brother.  He was 14 months old and latched onto her.  He kept hugging her with all his strength while saying "My baby!  My baby!"  Mom had to wedge her hand between them to let Lyn have enough room to just breathe.

Lyn survived her first introduction to a sibling and all the subsequent years of sibling misadventures.


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