Two days ago, in 1940

“On December 21, 1940, Frank Jr. came into the world – or actually almost didn’t come into the world. Mom was in labor with Frank for thirty-six hours and they both almost died. Frank came into the world butt first, and his umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck. He was already doing things his own way. But with a steady hand and lots of praying and probably an occasionally uttered oath by the attending physician, the umbilical cord was removed from his neck and sometime in the early morning hours Frank Vincent Zappa made his debut at Baltimore’s Mercy Hospital.” (excerpt, and picture of Frank with mom from the book ‘My Brother was a Mother’, by Patrice ‘Candy’ Zappa)

4 Responses to “Two days ago, in 1940”

  1. Barry says:

    Boy that nose still had a lot of growing to do! Curious to know who the guy in the back is with his hands in the air…

  2. Dr Sharleena says:

    I’d say it’s Frank’s dad, judging from another pic in the book (he seems to have the same moustache). But it’s not specified in this one…

  3. Hairfarmer says:

    Butt first, eh? Seems oddly appropriate don’t you think?

  4. Dr Sharleena says:

    Exactly :-)

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