Re: [gardeners] Tuesday in the garden, last week

George Shirley (
Mon, 05 May 2003 08:20:29 -0500

Sorry to hear about Jim's fall Penny. He must be in powerful good
physical condition because a fall like that would have killed me and I'm
a little younger than he is. We'll put him in our prayers. Try to rest
when you can so you can be healthy and rested enough to take care of

George wrote:
> Well, George and friends, Mother Nature sure sent a warning signal
> last Tuesday when Jimmie, carrying far too much stuff plus 2 long
> screwdrivers and a steel file up the cellar stairs --  lost his
> confidence. He grabbed for the banister but his hands were too
> full, and so he fell backwards down the whole flight of stairs onto
> the concrete floor.
> I took him home from the hospital on Friday night. He had CAT scans
> of his head, neck, chest and kidneys, but they only found a mild
> contusion of his lung, and unbelievable arthritis of his entire neck --
> and of course, we did know that he had mighty much problems with
> his spine. But he is in constant pain in the chest and neck, and
> was hallucinating wildly on the first 3 days, so the doctors do not
> dare to give him any proper pain medication.
> The two of us are worn out. My daughter Terry has been pitching in
> beautifully, but of course she cannot make up for our lost sleep. I
> can only hope that Mother Nature stayed in school long enough to get
> her Master's in healing.
> Penny, NY
> .
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