Saturday, April 28, 2012

Yes, It's my Birthday!!




Yes, I am shamelessly stating that today is my birthday.  And as such, I will be partying it up with my family somewhere in the foothills.  If I feel so inclined and the pictures don't turn out too mortifying.  I will share them. 

But for today - it's my Birthday Bitches....

And just to tell you how special I am, the exact minute that I was born an explosion rocked the hospital so hard that the operating room went dark, the doctor was holding me in his hands and was unable to see until the emergency generator kicked on and they whisked me away.  Poor Mommy, first baby, only 19 years old, emergency C-section that ends up with your baby being born amid explosions and you can't even see her.

So if you wonder why my personality is so explosive.....here you go......

From the news wire:

On that fateful day April 28, 1973, a 103 car train, 21 of which contained bombs en route to the Concord Naval Weapons Station arrived at the Antelope receiving yards in Roseville, Ca at 6:30 a.m.  Loaded with about 300 bombs per car, or 7,000 total.  At 8:04 a.m., the bombs started exploding after a boxcar caught fire.  The massive explosions created huge plumes of smoke, destroying building, mangled rail sections and left huge craters in the ground.  The explosions caused damage to 5500 buildings up to 6,800 feet  (2,070 miles) away.  The cause of the initial car fire has never been determined.



Sources:  Wikipedia and the Auburn Journal Historical Section.

My birth certificate cites the time of my birth at 8:04 a.m.

22 comments:

  1. I'm jealous. Nothing happened on my birthday. Except that I apparently made my uncle senile because he swears I was born on Feb 9. For 32 years, he's called me a day late. lol

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    1. J - HEY...the most important thing that happened was that YOU were born!! An early Valentine's for your mommy. Hope you have a good day today!

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  2. Happy Birthday! What a unique birthday story you have. Hope you have a fantastic day...an exciting one...just not quite that exciting. :)

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    1. Tracy - yeah, I am hoping to keep today explosion proof! And not floor dropping either! Thanks for the birthday wishes.

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  3. Holy crap! I've never put 2 and 2 together. I know all about that explosion, but never put it together that you were the cause!

    The world makes perfect sense now!

    Have a great birthday weekend! I look forward to your drunk texts!

    Love you!

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    1. I got a bearded lady for my birthday...Did you get my picture??

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  4. Happy birthday!
    That is some birthday you had.

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  5. Talk about making a grand entrance! Happy Birthday! (without any more explosions!)

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    1. Sue - it was great, minus the tremors

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  6. What an amazing and explosive entrance into the world! Happy Birthday Jana, you're a blast!

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  7. Oh, my god. Well, I guess you entered the world with a bang...
    Happy birthday!
    Dawn

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  8. Happy birthday. Something pretty amazing happened the day I was born, too. I was born.

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    1. Nellie - And that day was awesome

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  9. Happy Birthday! That's quite an entrance into the world, and a great story.

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  10. I'm sorry I missed your special day, sugar. I adore you. I hope you ate cake.

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    1. That's okay baby - I still love ya!! And yes, I ate angel food cake, my favorite.

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