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Lactogen Baby: Where YOU One … IF So Please Join.

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by Anura Guruge


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Where YOU a Lactogen Baby?


I was. This is I. Aged 1. In 1954. In Ceylon (now Sri Lanka).


I am trying to FIND others — from around the world.

Yes, I was a ‘Lactogen Baby’, in Ceylon, from 1954 to 1962.

But, I was NOT the only one. There was a Lalith Oswald Perera.

I Googled that name. There is a (rather (in)famous) Lalith Perera BUT I don’t think he was ‘Oswald’.

There was girl. I knew her from elocution classes or something like that. She lived fairly close to us in Nugegoda. Her last name, I am sure, was ‘Fernando‘. Her father was a coroner. That I remember vividly. He might have been the chief coroner for Colombo. When you are 8 years old coroners are intriguing figures. I had been to her house a few times. I remember exploring the house with her, even crawling underneath her parent’s bed, looking for what secrets a coroner might have at home! Kids! She is unlikely to be a ‘Fernando’ now. That would have been her maiden name. She is going to be as old as I.

It does NOT matter IF you were NOT a ‘Lactogen Baby’. IF you grew up on Lactogen YOU still qualify as a Lactogen Baby.

I am going to set up a page on Facebook so that we could, with luck, have a Lactogen Baby community.

OK?


Here is my story:

‘Lactogen Baby’, 1954 to 1962, Ceylon, ads, with this picture, with the heading ‘Baby Guruge’, appeared in 12 newspapers, in 3 languages, every day. SEE BELOW. ‘Lactogen’ was a Swiss baby formula company. My ‘father’, the clever one in the family, declined any monies from them! He said that he was ‘OK’. I was chubby even then, though I was born very sickly, physically twisted (arms and legs intertwined) and unable to pee. This was my maternal grandmother’s work and she mainly used coconut oil! Once I started eating she fattened me up on a strict diet of eggs, chocolate, meat, fish, rice and lentils. My ‘mother’ made me fancy cakes and puddings. I was doomed from birth.


Newspaper clippings of MY PICTURE I have from c. 1955.

The holes are actual worm holes! Something you will find in books and papers from Ceylon of this vintage!

You can see ‘Lalith Oswald Perera‘ in the first two images.

The 3rd image is from a Sinhalese paper.

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Alton Central School (ACS), N.H. 2015: 8th Grade Celebration, June 23rd — THE Cutest Little Baby.

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by Anura Guruge


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>> Devanee 8th Grade Celebration 2015.

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This was at the ACS 8th Grade Celebration on Tuesday, June 23, 2015. This baby, with a bunch of family members, was right behind me. Did not make a squeak. As good as can be and as sweet as button. I do NOT know who she is who her parents are. She was just the right distance away for my Canon EFS 55 – 250 mm zoom. So I could not resist. I showed the pictures, of course, on the LCD, to her family. They, of course, liked them. As I said I don’t know who they are. BUT if they want these pictures they are ALL THEIRS. If they contact me I will even gladly givem them the full size (4MB) images that can be printed at over 10″ and will still have very good resolution.


Alton Central School (ACS), N.H. 2015: Devanee’s 8th Grade Celebration, June 23rd.

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by Anura Guruge


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2015 3rd grade “Wax Museum”.
>> 2015 “Winni Walk“.

>> 2015 ACS “Take A Loved For Lunch”.
>> PHMS “The Wizard Of Oz” March 27, 2015.
>> ACS West African drumming assembly.

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ACS Middle School Chrous, with Devanee (to the far right, mainly hidden), performing at the Celebration.

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A really CUTE baby at the Celebrations.

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Baby Chimpanzee Bottle Feeding An Awfully Cute Baby Tiger. Will Make You Smile. 2 More Cubs In The Background.

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Deanna sent this to me. She knows I want a tiger or lion cub. Don’t you think it would be way cool to see me running up Prospect Mountain Road with Maya and my baby tiger.

‘Africa’ Series On The Discovery Channel: The Bold NEW Standard For Nature Shows. Beyond Amazing.

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Click to access the Discover Chanel 'portal' for this series.

Click to access the Discover Channel ‘portal’ for this series.


Since we watch a fair number of shows on the ‘Discovery Channel‘ (all taped, of course, because of the huge volume of commercials) we had seen the previews for this show. When they had mentioned that it was a BBC cum David Attenborough production, I knew it would be good. As with so many Brits of my vintage, I adore Sir David. We came to age as far as nature programs were concerned on David’s incomparable ‘Life On Earth‘.

If you have never experienced ‘Life On Earth’ do yourself a huge favor and at least watch a few minutes on YouTube. David’s voice is mesmerizing. I watched the series when it first came out on BBC TV in 1979. I have since watched it at least 6 times. The 2 older kids used to watch the VHS tape, often. They too loved the show. I had multiple formats of the book. Not sure if I still have a copy. Will have to look around. If I don’t, I really should get a copy.

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Click for the YouTube.

‘Life on Earth’ (and even ‘Planet Earth’ (of which we have the DVD set)) was brilliant. ‘Africa’ leaves them in the dust!

The telephoto and zoom camera shots are breathtaking. This is the pinnacle of HD technology at its best. They also throw in a huge amount of intriguing information — like the go/no-go distance at which a Cheetah decides to chase a pray. Plus, creatures you would never have seen. It is an amazing show. We watched Episode 2 last night. The baby elephant dying was distressing. But, it was all compulsive watching. Yes, Discover Channel, as is their wont, does its best to obliterate the image with obnoxious promotional ads in all 4 corners of the screen. Their greed has no end.

Kate’s ‘Prank Call’ Nurse Commits Suicide! That Is Terrible. Nobody Blamed Her, Definitely Not The Royals. I Am Shocked.

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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I am at a loss. As a Brit, deep down, I knew that none of the nurses duped by the Aussies would get disciplined — and that the Royals would maintain a stiff upper lip without censuring those who thought they were doing the right thing. As somebody who enjoys practical jokes, it distresses me that a bit of innocent fun could lead to this; she was the mother of 2 kids. Possibly there is more to this than we currently know. While she might have been upset, this was not ‘huge’. But, she might have been new to the U.K. I wish Prince William had taken a minute to talk to the two nurses and tell them that it was ‘OK’. But, he probably thought that it was not necessary. Yes, U.K. hospitals need to have a diluted form of the U.S. ‘HIPPA‘. I don’t know what to say. This is terrible.

Click to read story in the very respectable, very proper, U.K. ‘The Telegraph’. There is also a video of the statement made by the hospital.


Read more and see more pictures in the U.K. ‘Daily Mail’, my preferred U.K. newspaper of all time — a nice cross between ‘high brow’ and ‘tabloid’.

Kate Middleton (Future Queen): Latest Pictures, Prank Call, Gossip & The Drunken Kiss.

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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  Kate Middleton Pictures — The Link … — Sept. 16, 2012.


Per a habit among us Brits I tried counting backwards, but it would appear that it is possible that they made the baby in France around the time the pictures were taken.

So here is the prank call to the hospital, and it cracks me up that a British hospital, in London no less, would actually think that the Queen will make a call:

Click to access 'ABC News' video and story.

Click to access ‘ABC News’ video and story.


A recent picture, probably post-pregnancy from 'NDTV'. Click to access story ...

A recent picture, probably post-pregnancy, from ‘NDTV’. Click to access story …


For Kate Middleton and Prince William gossip from Kate’s school friend Jessica Hay, including a tantalizingly salacious titbit about a shared drunken kiss — made out as if this is something that most girls haven’t done sometime during their youth.

The Must Read Gossip.