Though two women are accused of letting their feelings get the best of them at a Pittsburgh maternity ward. Police saytwo great-grandmothers got into a fist fightwhile awaiting the births of their great-grandchildren. And yes, it's as ridiculous as it sounds.
Shirley Irvin, 72, was waiting for her grandson's twins to be born when she had the run-in with Carole Alberts, the great-grandmother of the woman giving birth. According to the police, the elderly women exchanged words and then started to physically fight one another. The official complaint detailed that Alberts made a comment to her daughter about being worried about her great-grand babies and something disparaging about the father. Irvin overheard the comment and then allegedly approached her, sparking an argument.
As Irvin reportedly lunged, Alberts' daughter stepped in and was punched in the head and her cochlear implant fell out. Now Irvin faces criminal charges at a time she should be celebrating the birth of her great-grandson.
There are just two words for a situation like this: HOT MESS! It's like they were reenacting a particularly heinous Jerry Springer episode. It's so sad that the birth of a baby could bring out the worst in these women. Alberts shouldn't have said something nasty about the father during such a tense time, and Irvin had no business resorting to physical violence. At their age, these women should really know better. It's quite shameful on both their parts.
Twelve-year-old Mary Braga prays all the time, much more than other little girls her age. Every Sunday, before she goes to the Sunday-school class taught by her own father, she cries and begs for the bad thing not to happen again. She prays that Daddy will get better, that he’ll quit hurting her in the way that makes her feel like she wants to throw up. She especially prays that her mother will figure it out and rescue her. Despite such horrific circumstances, Mary is thankful for one thing: Daddy isn’t hurting her little sister Lucy. As long as his focus is elsewhere, he won’t have a reason to…right? That’s what Mary believes, but that won’t last forever. She knows Lucy is in danger of being their father’s next victim. It’s only a matter of time. When Mary’s mother dies, the web of incest and deceit unravels, and Mary’s worst nightmare comes to life. Now it’s time for her to put aside hopes and wishes, summon courage she’s not even sure she has, and face the monster that’s ripped her life and her family apart.