Bobo’s First

In 1963, I was in the US Navy, stationed in Pensacola, FL. I had a wonderful assignment — working at the Naval Air Station on a three-star admiral’s staff, overseeing the airplanes in the Naval Air Training Command, including the Blue Angels. I had an office job with my main object  being the maintenance of a board showing the whereabouts of the Navy aircraft. It was in that office that I awaited the birth of my first child. He was due on June 16th, Father’s Day. However, he delayed his arrival until June 21st, 48 years ago today. I remember the day well — hot and humid. I knew he couldn’t arrive that day as I believed strongly that babies were born only in the middle of the night during a thunderstorm. He defied that belief and entered this world during my lunch break in bright Florida  sunshine. He arrived healthy and was received proudly. Thomas Bobo Cooper, III remains both healthy and happy forty-eight years later, and I’m still so very proud of him.


About bobosbest

I am an 80-year-old retired English teacher whose writing goals are fulfilled by publishing these blogs. I have a wonderful married partner, Dimitris Tsitsiras, who is from Greece. Life is good and still an adventure.
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One Response to Bobo’s First

  1. Bob says:

    Nice memory, my friend.

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