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(STLToday)   In 1902 a baby was recovered from a suit case thrown from a train and raised by an elderly farm couple, this baby went on to be a reporter and news paper editor and maybe Superman   ( stltoday.com) divider line
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2013-08-17 08:09:22 PM  
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Lady Indica: thamike: Frozboz: My father was found as a newborn in a dumpster in the south side of Chicago in May 1937 by a passing policeman.. I can't imagine what would drive someone to do something like that to an infant.

Extreme poverty and/or mental illness.

Cultural considerations too. A bastard child was a huuuuuuuuuge deal back then and hidden when possible. I would think the odds would be pretty high that it was a young unwed mother who hid the pregnancy and panicked. It still happens today despite there being sooo many more resources for people.

Hope your dad was adopted, they still had orphanages then didn't they? :(

He was adopted when he was 5 years old, kept for a few months, beaten almost daily (they kept him locked in a cupboard most of the day), then returned to the orphanage where he lived until he joined the Marines at 17.  He had a very horrible childhood.  We to this day have no idea what happened to him, who his birthparents are, or even his birthday.  I grew up just accepting it, like it was normal, but there are times it really bothers me.  He went on to be a great dad and is a very good man down to this day, so there's that.

Now my wife and I are trying to adopt.
2013-08-17 06:54:14 PM  
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I saw Steve Martin & Edie Brickell do this song in May. It was fantastic.
2013-08-17 06:37:07 PM  
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Either that, or The Importance of Being Earnest.
2013-08-17 06:33:52 PM  
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thamike: I don't get it.

It's the Superman origin story before Superman. Of course it's also the Moses origin story, after Moses.

I don't even know why it got greenlighted. I like weird shiat, but that article managed to take weird shiat and actually make it pretty farking boring.

/kicks subby in the nuts ;)
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