Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on May 19, 1974 · Page 144
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 144

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, May 19, 1974
Page 144
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Five of a kind: The Stanek quintuplets get their latest monthly checkup from Dr. James Strain while Mrs. Edna Stanek looks on cheerfully. Born eight months ago, they're beginning to develop individual attributes and personalities. Left to right are Steven, Nathan, Jeffrey, John, Catherine. EimDn by Suzanne Curley Q Community project: Friends, neighbors and nurse who have provided helping hands pose with Mr. and Mrs. Stanek, the quints, and big brother Jeffrey. LAKEWOOD, COLO. W hen Edna Stanek takes her babies to the pediatrician every month, half the neighborhood seems to go with her, and the doctor closes his office to all other patients. If s not that Mrs. Stanek is very rich or influential. It's just that when you're the parents of quintuplets, you need all the help you can get And she and her husband Gene have been getting quite a bit of help ever since Steven, John, Jef- frey, Catherine and Nathan were born to them in spectacular succession last Sept 16. "We're Dr. Strain's most demanding patients," says Edna Stanek. "He has to come to work on his day off so that the office won't be full of kids with the sniffles--because if one of ours catches anything, he knows he'll have an epidemic of five on his hands." After nearly eight months, the Stan- eks are getting accustomed to thinking

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