Little Record Breakers
This decaying clipping from a 1946 Knoxville News-Sentinel features my dad (left) visiting the newborn me at Fort Sander's Hospital.
"These nine baby boys at Fort Sanders Hospital have the distinction of breaking two records even though they are less than two days old; they broke the hospital's record for male births in one 24-hour period, all of them having arrived within 24 hours, and they're the first nine newcomers to Knoxville all of whom have a place to stay! Standing at the nursery Window at Fort Sanders this morning and looking at his new son is Eugene Redmon. 326 East Vermont Avenue. The babies, from left to right, are the sons of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Henry, 3943 Briargate Avenue; Mr. and Mrs. Sewell Gibbs, Route 3, Mr. and Mrs. Redmon; Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Patterson, Route 2; Mr. and Mrs. Telford Earl Fogety, 2029 Seminole Avenue; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Terry, 2733 Woodbine Avenue; and Mr.and Mrs.Kern Lamarr, Route 12. Cadet Nurse Pauline Peters, who comes from Johnson City, is holding the sons of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Scott, 125 Earl Street, left, and Mr. and Mrsa. A. M. Fielden, 706 Hoitt Avenue. In the background in the nursery is Mrs. Mildred Walls, nursery supervisor."