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Irish Septuplets and other Shiny Happy People

Mother of 9 Gives Thanks for a Home in the ‘Burgh

Long story short: the story’s about a woman from the Bronx; the mother of nine children who had a house donated to her because the apartment she had been living in was condemned by the city. The article seems to indicate another case of an absentee landlord letting shit hit the fan and as a result leaving their tenants out in the cold.

But what struck me about the story was not just the generosity of others or the predicaments individuals often find themselves in and how they can miraculously rise to the challenge. No, what caught my eye was the following from the article linked above:

They occupy both apartments so there are enough bedrooms for all of the children, who range in age from infant to 15-years-old. Since the move, Stanley has given birth to La-Shay, who is now two-months old. Her siblings – Leonna, 2, Quincy, 4, Dashia, 5, Crystal, 6, Anthony, 7, Denise, 8, La-Nicke, 11, and Eddy, 15 – welcomed their new sister with open arms.

Look at those ages again – 2 months, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, and 15. Since I know I have a couple LJ friends who have gone through the whole pregnancy thing and various other folks who read the blog that have as well – can you imagine being pregnant more or less for seven years? Sweet sassy molassy.


To go in the happenings and joy of this past weekend would take far too long, far too much explanation, and far too much incrimination of others. I’ll summarize in five brief statements:

1. If we’re in the middle of Albany and I’m driving, stay in the goddamn car.

2. Despite what some hack Floridian reviewer may think, Todd “The Duke” Meredith is not too buff to play Buddy Holly.

3. Scrabble is, indeed, America’s goodtime game.

4. “Vagina: The Musical” will re-invent theater. Also, there will be costumes and solos.


More later…

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  1. November 26, 2007 at 1:32 am

    I love Scrabble. Life would not be as exciting without it. That… and Apples to Apples.

    • November 26, 2007 at 2:42 am

      Apples to apples = soooo much fun! As is scrabble, but of different kinds.

  2. November 26, 2007 at 4:29 am

    At the risk of sounding TOTALLY insensitive, how is this single working mama of NINE finding time to get down and get busy? I would think what with food and shelter and all those incidentals of life on her mind, she’d either have SOME difficulty getting laid, or at least the foresight to buy a condom or twelve. DAMN!

  3. November 26, 2007 at 5:57 am

    Cripes, that woman needs a hobby… or cable, or a good caulking, or something.

  4. November 26, 2007 at 7:07 am

    My mom spent 10 years pregnant, more or less!

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