Countless stories and reminiscences were exchanged at my book signing in Dresden on Saturday. One of the best was provided by Katherine (McKay) Concannon.
Katherine prefaced her story by saying that she was "responsible for my being born." When someone makes a pronouncement of that kind you tend to sit up and take notice.
Katherine's mother and father and my parents were good friends. As she tells it, the McKay's visited my folks' home one evening, bringing along their recently-born little bundle of joy. "The Wrights did not have a baby at the time and my mother laid me on their bed to bring them luck....Almost nine months to the day, Dick was born," Katherine stated with an impish smile of accomplishment on her face.
I know the long-forgotten story to be true because I remember my mother mentioning it to me at one point. My mom and dad were childless for about five years before the old lay the baby on the bed trick worked its magic.
Thank you for the story Katherine -- and for the role you played in my being born.