Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Happy New Year!

Well, it’s a brand New Year, and I hope that 2019 is a happy one for all my readers and friends.

I’d like to wish a Happy Birthday to my older brother, Ken, who as you might remember was Lorain’s First Baby of 1958 (which I wrote about here and here).

The photo at the top of this post is Ken celebrating his third birthday in 1961. That’s our Grandpa Bumke seated next to him at the Brady dinner table, examining his party hat as Birthday Boy Ken looks on. (Looks like a Sam Houston chocolate cake – Mom’s specialty and Dad’s favorite – in front of Ken.)
Anyway, what’s interesting is that the Lorain Journal decided to follow up on the First Baby of 1958 with a front page article on January first the following year. So Ken got to enjoy his celebrity a little bit longer.

And here’s the front page of the January 1, 1959 Lorain Journal, with a nice big photo of Ken, “Lorain’s Space Age Baby,” playing with a snowman light-up.

It’s a very cute article by Marlene Berencsi. In it, she humorously compares Ken's "orbit around the Edward J. Brady home” to that of the U. S. Atlas satellite in the news at that time. 
But what about the first baby of 1959? Or 1969 for that matter? You’ll just have to toddle back here tomorrow to find out!

1 comment:

Kenneth Brady said...

Thanks Dan! My celebrity status needed a boost!