It was good to catch up with some old classmates at my high school class’ 45th reunion a few months ago.
The usual reunion discussions in reconnecting with friends included one unique to my generation: What happened to the baby that girls gave up under tremendous pressure in high school?
It was known as the “baby scoop era”, KARE 11’s Jana Shortal said in her piece last night on Barb Larson , who gave birth to a boy in August 1970, then wasn’t allowed to see him. An adoption had been arranged without her knowledge.
This is the way things were back then; the sort of thing that makes us shake our heads now.
Barb Larson is looking for her son.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories but reflections , observations, and debate.