Friday, March 18, 2016
On the Road to a new right ear.
WE are so blessed, lucky and just down right happy to be back in our home. We are now near Advance and Mocksville, NC. today will be the Pre-op appointments to talk to the anesthesiologist and the surgeon in Durham. The surgeon is on staff at Duke, she did the last implant. Sherry finds it hard to believe that I am looking forward to it. I am a pretty optimistic kind of guy.
Naturally there is always danger in a major operation. Yeah I know, drilling thru your skull ain't no little 'thang'. I have been made aware that in the area where they drill, the nerves that control that side of your face runs there. I could be paralyzed on that side of my face with the drill in the wrong place, among many other little things. Of course I trust Dr. Tucci, she may be a small lady but very smart and talented.
After we arrived at the RV Park, Sherry fixed her famous fish stew. WE ate and went for a 4 mile walk. This area is steeped in American History. Daniel Boone was born in Pennsylvania and his family later moved to this area of NC. Dan'l's dad, Squire Boone, was given a grant of 640 acres around here. Daniel spent 20+ yrs in NC much of it here on the Yadkin River. Our walk took us thru a couple miles of woods down to the Yadkin River. As we walked I was thinking Daniel had hunted in this area. I knew he had canoed this area of the Yadkin.
I am amazed at myself. History was something historians were interested in, to write about. But since I have finally grown up, Sherry and I have took pride in learning from going, seeing, touching and walking where: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Davy Crockett, Generals Lee and Grant, Abraham Lincoln, Buchanan, FDR, Lewis & Clark and so many others have walked, talked, labored and where some died.
When we realize the enormity of what those pioneers faced to give us what we have today, we feel very small. They gave us a great country. In my opinion, the greatest in the world. The building of a country sounds exciting until you think, when they needed flour, salt, tea or coffee they could not go to Walmart.
I haven't mentioned it in a long time, but I do appreciate you taking the time to read this drivel. You have lots more you could be doing, so thanks for stopping by. I do read and appreciate your comments, positive or negative.
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