Ida had a tubular pregnancy after you were born,she almost died. I beleive she had a hysterectomy at that time. Anyway she could no longer have children. Both Ida and Don had wanted more children. When Jackie became pregnant it was just accepted by the family that Ida and Don would adopt the baby. I don't think Jackie could have gone against the family. Julie was an unmovable force at times. Julie was working at the Boys and Girls Club at the time. Every Sunday we would all go to Julie and John's for dinner. This continued for us untill I left Johnny.
Ida was one of the hardest working people I ever knew.