September 8, 2006
Family legend claims that Mom was abandoned as a newborn on the steps of the orphanage in upstate New York. She was supposedly the product of an illicit affair between the married town doctor and one of his unmarried patients. My grandparents adopted her when she was two. They always told her, Out of all the children in all the world, we chose you. Other parents just have to take what they get. However, they moved immediately after adopting her. Mom said she never cared who her birth parents were. But I wonder how her birth mother felt about it.