Monday, May 4, 1959 (cont.)
MARY NICHOLS | After church, Richard said, so Dad is taking you out to eat, as usual he would say be careful on highway and we all will see you later on. Your dad met me, he still had on blue shirt, he was supposed to put on white shirt and be ready but when we got home, he said he had to see someone at the office at 12:30 so, of course, that was OK as he often did that , any time, so I waited.
So when 12:30 did
Tuesday, May 5, 1959
come, I looked out and low and behold the whole bunch except, you and Norris, Frances and her family – they had food, even tea and ice, a cake with candles. Well, it was just wonderful and now, the years are creeping up, I felt they had not been in vain. We had a fine family of six children, and they are fine in character and God had His part in it for all the years I’ve lived close to Him for I feel all comes from Him that is good.
We missed you all in Knoxville and wished you could have been here with us too.
All their families are good and fine too and we are so very happy and proud to have such a nice family.
Well, now back to the first years. As you see I stop and put things that happen now in to our scrambled. I should have told you after the doctor
Wednesday, May 6, 1959
left the instrument in patient’s abdomen and later was found by another doctor when he operated to find out what was wrong, I can imagine that a hemostat in your abdomen would feel terrible. Any way, that was the beginning of the nurse who handled instruments, sponges, dressings and other things had to give a complete account of all things used which is right for sponges have been found and other things too. Medicine and surgery has made much progress.