November 10, 1969…The Sainted Mary Clare gave birth to me with no drugs (she has reminded me of this many times). As I was her first child, this was also her first experience with labor. When she asked the nurse when to push, she said, “When you feel like you are going to die, then it’s time to push.” Daddy Tom was golfing, like any normal father was during the birth of their child in the 60s. On that exact same day, an American treasure was born. Sesame Street first aired. I don’t think it was nearly as painful for the Children’s Television Network. This is a pic of me at my Sesame Street themed birthday party. Brought to you by the letter X and the numbers 9 and 6.