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KempinaPartyhat Report 21 Nov 2013 15:51

you want this to happen to!!??

With my family tree I would find it hard to chose

Shocked funeral home workers heard the baby crying and discovered he was alive at a funeral parlour in Hefei.

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Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 21 Nov 2013 16:04

OH wow poor little mite . Must have been determined tho to survive

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 21 Nov 2013 16:07

Guess if I had to choose a similar it would be our big brother who died aged 3 months in 1931 from pneumonia/bronchitis

Mum always stayed devastated at his loss


KempinaPartyhat Report 21 Nov 2013 16:21

Terrible story really and how the heck did the doctor make such a mistake I agee it must be terrible to lose a child and never get over it ....

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 22 Nov 2013 06:49

Me! I would have given anything to be told my baby daughter's death was a mistake. And I expect my Mum and my Aunt would both have been the same over my older brother and my cousin who didn't make it.

So many little ones lost and no, I don't think you ever get over it, I haven't and I know my Mum always spoke of my brother Richard.


Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 22 Nov 2013 08:43

We grew up knowing about Baby Ronnie. As he was known . He was Ronald Frederick Arthur . born 16th Oct 1930 died 16Jan 1931

I have his picture in a frame that was on the best sitting room wall till mum died and we cleared the house. He is in his layers of hand knitted clothes lying on a brocade chaise longue, the picture was taken at a local photo studio.

How lucky we were to have the picture to see what he looked like


Sharron Report 22 Nov 2013 09:04

My great aunt had a terrible pregnancy and was ill all through it. At the end, as expected, she delivered a still-born son.

Because it was expected, they were prepared and laid the poor dead child down while they comforted and tended to the mother.

She happened to notice the dead child twitch a bit.

He lived well into his eighties after that.


KempinaPartyhat Report 22 Nov 2013 15:55

How horrible to hear so many stories of this very same problem ...

I wonder how many more have happened .....

I dont want to be buried!!!