A couple of days ago I saw this boy on ebay so I made a bid, not expecting for one minute that I would win because, as all collectors know, it is the last few seconds of an auction that count :)
Minutes later I clicked on to Ginger's blog and read the extremely sad post about the loss of her step son Lance recently. After leaving a comment I went back on to ebay to find that I was the only bid and that I had won....
What to call this 1975 boy...well, there was only one choice really ( and I do hope Ginger won't mind) it was LANCE.
Thirty eight years ago I lost identical twin boys. They were born too early and lived for only six hours. After coming home empty handed from hospital to a nursery full of baby things, we decided to foster, to give the love we had to another baby for a while. We fostered a little African boy named ...Lance. It was very difficult all those years ago, people couldn't accept a young white girl pushing a pram with a black baby in it. I lived in a nice area but even so, I was called names and spat at, at times. So in memory of the baby boy I looked after until his mum could cope with him again and in memory of Ginger's boy I would like to introduce to you Lance.
Thinking of you and your family Ginger and sending you all much love xx