My third child was born on Oct. 31. I was a principal staff officer at Headquarters, US Army Criminal Investigation Command. The day after, CID's Secretary of the General Staff sent this message out:
Subject: Birth of Major Sensing's Daughter (fwd)From the heart of my soul, Elizabeth, thank you for 21 wonderful years.
To: ciioza (Chief Public Affairs)
According to cicgsgs@fallschurch-acirs:
From cicgsgs Mon Nov 1 07:17:50 1993
Subject: Birth of Major Sensing's Daughter
To: cicgza, cicgzb, cicgcs, cicgzd, cicgzs, cicgflo, cicggs, cicgpg,
cicgsgs, cicgdcs, cicghcz, mailcicg
Date: Mon, 1 Nov 93 7:17:44 EST
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Cathy Sensing delivered her baby on 31 Oct 93 (0129 hours).
The baby is 7 pounds 12 ounces and 20 1/2 inches long. Her
name is Elizabeth Lee (the name "Lee" probably comes from
Major Sensing's fondness for the Southern General with the
same name). Cathy Sensing is expected to come home on 1 or 2
Nov 93. Mom and baby are doing fine.
"Lee" as her middle name, by the way, did not come from Marse Robert. Lee was the middle name of my mother's mother, Eleanor Lee Burkitt, nee McMurry. She was given the name in honor of her uncle, Lee McMurry, who was born in 1865 just as the Civil War was ending. His father named him after Confederate Lt. Gen. Stephen D. Lee, the youngest lieutenant general in the CS Army, known as the Stonewall Jackson of the western theater. The dad served during the war on Lee's staff.
A closing thought for Elizabeth: