Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Is There A Doctor In The House?
Yes there is, unless of course he is in the beer joint. Over the years I have heard bits and pieces about John's large family but this morning it kind of all came together with him saying his large family is dwindling down with the death recently of his last brother. Kind of makes him sad to be the only surviving brother along with five or six sisters. There were 13 in all counting the sister who was born at sun up and died at sun down, crying all day long. Back then they didn't know the things they know now and then the family hometown doctor could have been in the beer joint where he could be found if not in his tiny office over the bank. All his Mom's children were born at home with the doctor coming out except the last one who was born at the hospital since the small town doctor had passed away. She thought that was a pretty easy way of having a baby and wished she could have done that with some of the rest. Some of his siblings died too young from reasons that shouldn't have been but most who are left have been very successful after coming from a very poor family from country and small town living.