Contributed by Pat Pinkston

Pat Pinkston
Corning, NY
Baby blanket, Childhood, Daughters, Selected stories

Martin’s Baby Blanket, 1989 — I was given this lovely baby blanket as a shower gift by Vicki, the eccentric mother of a friend. Soft pink and lavender, I think she thought I was pregnant with a girl. I gave birth to a son, but used the blanket anyway. It was soft and warm and I dressed my baby in every color of the rainbow from birth. Growing up, Martin picked out his own colorful wardrobe, without any regard to gender. Costumes were also very popular… he could be Peter Pan one day and Belle the next and his school was very accommodating.

Last year Martine began transitioning. I now have a daughter after all!