Well, this is Alice, and I am back on the job.
It has been two months since I got my new shoulder, and so far it is working like it should. I have had a couple weeks of therapy, plus doing a lot with it on my own, and I’m hoping it will soon be as good as new, or at least better than it was before I had the surgery.
I would like to say that our local hospital is a good place to be when you need them. I couldn’t have asked for any nicer care. The nurses, aides, and everyone whom I came into contact with were the nicest people I have ever met. I will argue with anyone who says anything negative about this hospital.
By the way, have you noticed the daffodils blooming around the hospital? They are one of the projects of the Decatur County Extension Homemakers. Every year when the hospital gets the bulbs, the Homemakers get busy and put them into the ground. I will always remember one year when I helped with this the ground was so hard it was like digging on the sidewalk. We worked ourselves to the bone to get them planted. They came up and I look at those particular ones and remember what a time we had getting them in the ground.
I would like to thank Eileen for taking care of this column while I couldn’t get my arm on the keyboard. I did manage to play Solitaire on my computer, but it was difficult to do with only one hand.
I would like to speak on behalf of the Kitchen Kookies and Twilighters club and thank all of you for coming to our International Night last Monday evening. I enjoyed hearing Maya talk about her native country, Indonesia, and sharing food that is native to that country. I hope you go to her restaurant on North Broadway downtown and eat some of the other foods she has to offer. It is a little different from what we eat here, but it is delicious. I had a little trouble hearing her, but I am sure if I went to her country I would be in a peck of trouble trying to learn to speak her language. Thanks again for coming.