LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. —
I’m not much of a complainer, but I did make frequent snide remarks to the nurses while I was in the hospital.
Loretta often teaches nutrition classes and she has a little case full of little rubber food items — eggs, bacon, sausage links, hamburger patties and name any fruit or vegetable — that she uses to illustrate when she is explaining their nutritional values and calorie content. So I told the hospital staff that I was sure that Lo’s rubber goods tasted better than the stuff they were trying to force feed me. I know for sure the rubber stuff looks better.
Finally, fed up with my whining, one of the nurses told me that she didn’t know anybody who had ever checked into a hospital because they were looking for a good place to eat. I must confess that I didn’t have a come-back to that one.
Anyway, by the time you see this piece in your newspaper, I hope that I’m out of rehab or at least packing up to leave. I’ll take all the loving the women here want to give me when the time comes to say good bye, but I hope they don’t shave the top of my head to make a bald spot they can kiss on. Of course they didn’t have to shave Dick Ham.