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October 2nd, 1976

[Maud was having trouble with labor. It became apparent that intervention would be neccessary]
"Dr. Gould kindly explained the situation to us ... that Maud was unable to go all the way. She was taken in for surgery at 10:45 [A.M.] apx. I went down stairs with my mother + Maud to the surgery door + there we parted. We went to the lobby to wait. Kathy + Wally [Downs] arrived and sat with us.

Janis (Mary Caldera's daughter) walked by at 12:30 and said "Congratulations, how much did he weigh?".

I jumped up and said "What?" as we didn't know Joel had been born at 11:40. Was I relieved! We didn't know Dr. Gould had been looking for me.

I went upstairs and saw Joel for the first time [in the nursery]. I leaned against the window and cried."

October 3rd, 1976

[My son Joel, one day old, in the hospital nursery, St. Rose Hospital, Hayward, CA] My son Joel on the day of his birth, in the hospital nursery, St. Rose Hospital, Hayward, CA