What a beautiful story about the celebration of a mother’s death 50 years later (“They gathered on Hilton Head to celebrate the mom they couldn’t talk about for 50 years,” Aug. 7).
The way things were back in the 1960s was the way it was. We did not question doctors, and death was not talked about. Our baby died in 1963. She was 3 months old and we were told you are young and will have other children.
Like this family, we did not talk about our baby, or have pictures. We were told to be strong and we were not allowed to show grief or cry. We never mentioned the baby to our children and our families never talked about her.
Thank you for the story. I was finally able to cry for my baby.
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