April 26, 2005

Home Again

from - Buck

I just returned from an unplanned trip up into ya’lls neck of the woods. I spent 4 days at the Roane Medical Center in Harriman, Tennessee. My father-in-law had some problems with his heart and my wife and I stayed with him while he was tested and tested and tested and tested. We went up on Friday and he was released Monday afternoon. We finally got back home at about midnight last night.

I had not checked the weather reports before leaving (I rarely take weather reports seriously anyway) and made the mistake of taking clothes for warm, springtime weather. Man, it was cold in Harriman this weekend. I was the only guy in town wearing short pants and a short sleeve shirt. People looked at me like maybe I should have checked in to the psychiatric ward.

The folks at that hospital were the nicest people I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with in a health care setting. That includes everybody on staff from the highest paid doctor to the unpaid volunteers and everybody in between. We were treated like guests at a 5 star hotel. I am sure the cost was more than Benny Hinn pays for his lodging but at least the service was excellent.

I was out of the loop for most of the last four days but I did see a brief interview on FOX news. The topic was “what happened to the anti-war voices in America”. Well, fair and balanced FOX reports that there is no longer an anti-war voice out there because things are going so well in Iraq that all of the anti-America, anti-war loonies have crawled back under the rock that they originally came out from under.

I would rather deal with bed pans and catheters than watch FOX news.

While it is good to be back home, there just is not that much difference in North Georgia and East Tennessee. The people are just damn fine corn bread and collard eatin' folks that talk like I do. It was a joy being around them.


Posted by Buck at April 26, 2005 09:53 AM

Glad to see you safe back home, and glad the medical staff treated you & yours right.

univar.jpg Posted by smijer on April 26, 2005 05:07 PM
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I know lots of folks in Harriman and from Harriman. I spent a lot of time there growing up. I'm glad you enjoyed it and everyone treated you well.

univar.jpg Posted by Barbara on April 26, 2005 05:48 PM
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