Brandon's Birth October 24, 1980

Just before Brandon was born, Tom and Marlene moved out of their slum apartment into a nicer place on McLean Street in Chicago's North Side. When Marlene was pregnant, she was working for a big financier. As soon as she started showing, her boss fired her for being pregnant. Marlene was in labor for 22 hours, and had to stay in the hospital for 2 weeks after the birth.