Friday, January 29, 2016

OLD MAN DOWN

On Wednesday morning, Husband rushed me to go to the store for necessities before he went on his truck-driving mission for that day.  We were leaving Food Lion and putting groceries in the car, leaving Husband to put away the cart.  I got in the passenger front seat and heard him calling my name urgently.  Looking back, I spied two legs flailing and none of the rest of Husband.  I got out and rushed to help him up and tend to his injuries along with two young men who saw it all.  They were very helpful and advised he ice everything, these competent helpers who were not born when I got my last paycheck.




He had lost his balance stepping off a curb and crashed to pavement on his 75-year-old knee, then his 75-year-old forehead.




He refused to see a doctor, and insisted on driving the truck that day, a consequence of his 75-year-old stubborn streak.




Husband and I without the damages of 50 + years of marriage.




6 comments:

  1. That last picture is something else and confirms the following: Daddy (Sam G), Diane and My Sam all look alike; and you, Susan and Maria all look alike.

    Please make sure Senior Sam stays away from chain saws while he's recovering his balance from the Food Lion Fall.

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  2. I think next time you send him out you should urge him to wear some protective gear. Bless his heart; hope things are healing.

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  3. I think next time you send him out you should urge him to wear some protective gear. Bless his heart; hope things are healing.

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  4. We do prefer to land on the knee..(I had garden clogs on without socks, and got my foot caught in a shallow pothole as I crossed our street a few months back. I fell down completely--splat, onto knees and then splayed out, hitting my wrists as I went full spreadeagle...first time I had fallen down since I was in elementary school,(and I am 65)..falling on knees is still better than on the hip, or breaking it.
    That is a major shiner on CBDaddy, and he could regale townsfolk with tales of a brawl; he would probably be believed. Hope for recovery for him...I still get twinges in my wrists and a tender left knee.
    LLC

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    1. Would you believe I got the blame for his shiner even though my brass knuckles were being polished professionally?

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