Scenes From Three Trimesters On — And Beyond

Three Trimesters on:

Scene:  Sibley hospital (Northwest DC) maternity ward.  It is so full that women are delivering babies in the corridors.  One midwife asks another, “Is this a product of confidence in the future last January 20, or a desperate desire to avoid the present last January 20.”  The other replies:  “Well, why do you think the babies are all wearing pink hats, even the boys?”

Three Years on:

Scene:  Georgetown Day Care Program.  October 2020.  Kids running around.  One teacher to another, “Why are none of the parents of these kids picking them up themselves?”  The other replies, “Because they are in Ohio, Florida, and Wisconsin.”  The first says, “And do not forget Texas.

Four Years From Today:

Scene:  Fox TV Feed.  One announcer, “a huge number of parents have brought kids, and they all seem to be three year olds.”  Reply, “But why on earth are they wearing pink hats, even the boys, its shocking.”  Reply, “No idea.”

And so on.

Forty Years on:

TV Feed.  The President-Elect is coming out of the Capitol now for the ceremony.  She is wearing a pink hat.  Amazing that 40 years ago she was born here in North West DC at Sibley Hospital.

Eighty years on:

TV Feed.  “The President-Elect is coming out of the Capitol now for the ceremony.  He is wearing a pink hat.  Amazing that 80 years ago his grandmother was born here in North West DC at Sibley Hospital.  (No its not a dynasty, he is not a relative of any prior President.”)

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