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Central Texas woman gives birth at 59
The Waco Tribune-Herald | Wednesday, July 16, 2008 | David C. Doolittle

Posted on 07/16/2008 1:56:57 PM PDT by LA Woman3

When 59-year-old Round Rock grandmother Linda Smith couldn’t shake jet lag after a December trip to Europe, she figured she was going through menopause. It turned out she was pregnant.

“It was a big shock,” Smith said Tuesday, a day after giving birth to a 5-pound, 11-ounce boy named Django. “My husband was jumping up and down for joy, and I was just dumbfounded.”

Linda and Steve Smith’s first son died in a motorcycle accident in December 2005 at the age of 20.

“Some people might think we’re trying to replace him but we’re not,” Linda Smith said. “We’re trying to replace the holes in our heart.”

“We had all this love to give to somebody or something,” Steve Smith, also 59, added as he held Django in their north Round Rock home. “We’ll give it to him.”

Linda also has two children, ages 35 and 32, from a previous marriage, and Steve has a daughter from a previous marriage, who is 34. Between them they have four grandchildren, ages 17 months to 11 years old.


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1 posted on 07/16/2008 1:56:57 PM PDT by LA Woman3
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To: LA Woman3

http://www.wacotrib.com/news/content/news/stories/2008/07/16/07162008wac59yomom.html


2 posted on 07/16/2008 1:58:23 PM PDT by LA Woman3 ("Yes We Can!" Bob The Builder)
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To: LA Woman3

That makes me want to take a nap!


3 posted on 07/16/2008 1:59:00 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW ("Make yourself sheep, and the wolves will eat you" Benjamin Franklin)
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To: LA Woman3
Sometimes unexpected things work out pretty well.
4 posted on 07/16/2008 1:59:11 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Public policy should never become the captive of a scientific-technological elite. -- Ike Eisenhower)
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To: LA Woman3

Django?


5 posted on 07/16/2008 2:00:31 PM PDT by stanz (Those who don't believe in evolution should go jump off the flat edge of the Earth.)
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To: LA Woman3

Django?


6 posted on 07/16/2008 2:01:00 PM PDT by Kolokotronis (Christ is Risen, and you, o death, are annihilated)
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To: LA Woman3

I wish them luck.

They’ll be in their mid-seventies when the kid is at his “teenaged-best”.


7 posted on 07/16/2008 2:02:12 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: LA Woman3


Linda and Steve Smith, both 59, arrived home from the hospital Tuesday afternoon with their newborn son, Django.
8 posted on 07/16/2008 2:02:16 PM PDT by LA Woman3 ("Yes We Can!" Bob The Builder)
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To: LA Woman3

Round Rock residents Steve and Linda Smith, both 59, bring 
home their son Django on Wednesday, a day after he was born. 
The couple's first son died in a motorcycle wreck in 2005 at 
age 20, and they have three adult children from previous 
marriages as well as four grandchildren, from 17 months to 11 
years old.

9 posted on 07/16/2008 2:03:25 PM PDT by avacado
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To: stanz

They were Ted Nugent fans with bad speakers - DeWango!, Dejango!


10 posted on 07/16/2008 2:03:54 PM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: LA Woman3

So she’s saying this is a natural pregnancy? That’s the oldest age I’ve ever heard of a woman getting pregnant without some kind of special medical help. Just the fact that she hadn’t gone through menopause yet was pretty amazing.


11 posted on 07/16/2008 2:03:55 PM PDT by Nea Wood (I'm not a bad Christian because I refuse to join you in giving other people's stuff away.)
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To: LA Woman3
a day after giving birth to a 5-pound, 11-ounce boy named Django

How did they know he was called Django?

12 posted on 07/16/2008 2:04:32 PM PDT by agere_contra
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To: LA Woman3

I wish them all the best, and I am happy for them.

However, I am a 59 year old male, and instead of bringing another child into the world at this age, I would have recommended adopting a dog.

My Bride is younger than me, but if she were to tell me that she was pregnant, I would drop dead from a well earned heart attack.


13 posted on 07/16/2008 2:07:50 PM PDT by Gator113 (Drill here, drill now...... or die.)
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To: LA Woman3; stanz; Kolokotronis

59 years old and she still hasn’t acquired enough common sense to refrain from naming a baby “Django”?


14 posted on 07/16/2008 2:10:17 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: LA Woman3

Good for them.But DJANGO?


15 posted on 07/16/2008 2:10:52 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Defeat liberalism, its the right thing to do for America.)
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To: Kolokotronis; stanz
Either they're Star Wars fans (Django Fett) or they're jazz fans (Django Reinhardt). Congrats to the parents.


16 posted on 07/16/2008 2:11:20 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: imahawk

Maybe they are really into electronica music and they wanted the name to be DJ Ango, but the nurse misspelled it Django?


17 posted on 07/16/2008 2:12:45 PM PDT by nhoward14
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To: LA Woman3

soooo glad it is not ME.


18 posted on 07/16/2008 2:12:57 PM PDT by JFC
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To: Kolokotronis

My reaction too at the name “Django”.


19 posted on 07/16/2008 2:13:45 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Gator113

And this is why Western Civilization is going Extinct.


20 posted on 07/16/2008 2:17:00 PM PDT by Transformers
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To: Nea Wood
Just the fact that she hadn’t gone through menopause yet was pretty amazing.

Yup, now there will be two men in the house when she does go thru menopause. All feel-good stories don't always end en feel-goodism.

21 posted on 07/16/2008 2:17:15 PM PDT by umgud
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To: LA Woman3
a boy named Django

There's a Johnny Cash song in there somewhere.

22 posted on 07/16/2008 2:18:07 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The democRATS are near the tipping point.)
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To: Transformers

More specifically ... if conservatives don’t produce babies then they don’t get the government they want.

It’s a numbers game!

Demographics is destiny.


23 posted on 07/16/2008 2:18:10 PM PDT by Transformers
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To: stanz
Django Reinhardt. Gypsy guitarist at the Hot Club in Paris. One of the true greats:

Check out the stuff he cut with violinist Stefanie Grappelli sometime. ;-)

24 posted on 07/16/2008 2:19:46 PM PDT by Clemenza (We are a REPUBLIC, not a "Will of the People" Mobocracy)
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To: LA Woman3

Here’s an article that explains the name. Wait till you here the middle name!!

http://www.statesman.com/search/content/news/stories/local/07/16/0716baby.html


25 posted on 07/16/2008 2:21:15 PM PDT by wolfcreek (I see miles and miles of Texas....let's keep it that way.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; nhoward14; Dilbert San Diego

See #16 and #24. Methinks the kid was named after one of the greatest guitarists ever to grace the clubs of Paris.


26 posted on 07/16/2008 2:21:20 PM PDT by Clemenza (We are a REPUBLIC, not a "Will of the People" Mobocracy)
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To: wolfcreek

They are confused. “Django” is “I awake” in the ROMA language of the gypsies, NOT Romanian. Two unrelated languages.


27 posted on 07/16/2008 2:22:44 PM PDT by Clemenza (We are a REPUBLIC, not a "Will of the People" Mobocracy)
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To: Nea Wood

“So she’s saying this is a natural pregnancy? “

I thought she was saying it was fertility treatments with “We’re trying to replace the holes in our heart.” I hope you’re right.


28 posted on 07/16/2008 2:23:42 PM PDT by Varda
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To: LA Woman3

Thinking about this makes me very tired. But I thank God this woman didn’t get an abortion.


29 posted on 07/16/2008 2:24:53 PM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall cause you to vote against the Democrats.)
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To: LA Woman3
Central Texas woman gives birth at 59

Poor thing!

30 posted on 07/16/2008 2:26:14 PM PDT by Savage Beast ("Some people are born knowing, and some people will die searching." -Antonio Banderas)
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To: Clemenza; Abathar; GovernmentShrinker

And I thought Apple and Shiloh were weird!
Is Gypsy guitar the same as Flamenco?


31 posted on 07/16/2008 2:35:56 PM PDT by stanz (Those who don't believe in evolution should go jump off the flat edge of the Earth.)
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To: Abathar
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32 posted on 07/16/2008 2:36:52 PM PDT by divine_moment_of_facts (If there were no Cowards there could be no Bullies.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Apparently this Django Reinhardt has a following.


33 posted on 07/16/2008 2:37:09 PM PDT by stanz (Those who don't believe in evolution should go jump off the flat edge of the Earth.)
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To: LA Woman3

Congratulations to her and her family - may they find the joy that comes from serendipitous love...

“A baby is God’s opinion that life should go on.” ~Carl Sandburg


34 posted on 07/16/2008 2:38:48 PM PDT by dandelion
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To: LA Woman3
Better her than me! LOL!

Best wishes for the parents.. Love the Name!
35 posted on 07/16/2008 2:39:31 PM PDT by divine_moment_of_facts (If there were no Cowards there could be no Bullies.)
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To: Clemenza

Why did I think you’d show up in this thread ? Django’s a nice name (I especially like the first two letters of the name ;-)). World has enough Bobs and Mohammads... :-P


36 posted on 07/16/2008 2:39:35 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Gator113
So do you recommend aborting a surprise baby?
37 posted on 07/16/2008 2:40:38 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek
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To: LA Woman3

Maybe they should have named him Isaac.


38 posted on 07/16/2008 2:51:13 PM PDT by DrewsDad (PIERCE the EARMARKS)
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To: Coldwater Creek

“So do you recommend aborting a surprise baby?”

I can’t believe that you are so damn stupid as to twist my words such as to come up with such a stupid f***ing question.

I hate abortion.... and those that kill babies.

Don’t you ever post to me again you ignorant a$$.


39 posted on 07/16/2008 2:54:13 PM PDT by Gator113 (Drill here, drill now...... or die.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Anthony is only in about third place. I think Anthony should be bumped up.

Then again, I’m biased.


40 posted on 07/16/2008 2:58:48 PM PDT by wastedyears (Show me your precious darlings, and I will crush them all)
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To: DrewsDad

Thanks for the laugh! That’s very funny.


41 posted on 07/16/2008 3:20:49 PM PDT by JoanOfArk
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To: Coldwater Creek

I have calmed down a bit, just a bit.

I am sorry for my curse words. What you got from me is my from the hip temper.

I don’t try to make enemies here, unless I am responding to a lib.

You owe me an apology.

I am going to walk away from this now and go play with my dog.

Have a nice day....


42 posted on 07/16/2008 3:23:35 PM PDT by Gator113 (Drill here, drill now...... or die.)
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To: wastedyears

How ‘bout Epaphroditus ? We never have enough of those.


43 posted on 07/16/2008 3:40:56 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Nea Wood

The article doesn’t say whether or not she had “special medical help” but barring a miracle that’s what it would take. She certainly looks post-menopausal, and says in the article that during the pregnancy she felt 20 years younger. Sounds like special medical help to me! :)
Regardless...good on them.
Django means “I waken.”


44 posted on 07/16/2008 3:41:17 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Only a Kennedy between us and tyranny.)
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To: LA Woman3

It’ll be very tough to raise a teen in your mid 70s. Very very tough. That takes a lot of energy.


45 posted on 07/16/2008 3:43:13 PM PDT by DemonDeac
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Is that species of tree?


46 posted on 07/16/2008 3:51:10 PM PDT by wastedyears (Show me your precious darlings, and I will crush them all)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Django Reinhardt gets my vote. Betcha they’re fans.

I’m in the minority here, obviously, but I think it’s kinda cool... ;-)


47 posted on 07/16/2008 3:53:29 PM PDT by RosieCotton
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To: Clemenza
Check out the stuff he cut with violinist Stefanie Grappelli sometime. ;-)

Make that Stéphane, and I'm *there*.

Just teasin'. The typo amused me....

48 posted on 07/16/2008 3:55:18 PM PDT by RosieCotton
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To: wastedyears

http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=C000288


49 posted on 07/16/2008 3:59:19 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Wow, cool

Thanks


50 posted on 07/16/2008 4:02:03 PM PDT by wastedyears (Show me your precious darlings, and I will crush them all)
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