These are the charges for the maternity ward at Mercy Hospital, San Diego, California in 1946. To be paid in advance. And this is the actual bill for my birth – they got a refund!!
And I also have the receipt for the certified birth certificate. It was purchased at the same place you would get a permit for a cess pool or to remove human remains – I was listed under ‘sundry and unclassified’ – not very complimentary.
At 8 months, a diet schedule was prepared for me. Scraped beef – Ymmmm!
I think they got their money’s worth!
What a wonderful and rich visual history you have. As the third child of parents who moved around a lot, I have very few photographs of my childhood and nothing further back than my father’s boyhood. I love visiting your blog and imagining similar moments in my own unrecorded history. Thank you for sharing.
I’m glad you enjoy it. You are certainly making up for a lack of visual history – I love your blog! You will leave a rich inheritance.
You gave me a nice smile this morning. Enjoyed very much.
Thanks for sharing. I was curious to know what the cost of my father’s birth would have been in 1942. 🙂
WOW!!!… what treasures these are.