NICHOLAS: STREET URCHIN

Nicholas came home for supper and found the door to his tenement room locked.  He stood outside yanking on the door and shouting for his mother to let him in.  Finally, the old woman who lived next door stuck her head outside.  "They're gone, son,"...

SAW THE ORTHOPEDIST TODAY, AND HE SAW ME!

The first good thing was, my appointment was at 11:15 and I was taken to the exam room at about 11:10.  Went through the usual stuff and then waited for a few minutes.  At about 11:30, in came the doctor, a very pleasant fellow with a nice sense of...

TO WAIT OR NOT TO WAIT, THAT IS THE QUESTION!

I have two pain pills left.  The prescription was filled on January 21st, so I can call to have it refilled tomorrow.  We probably won't go to pick up the prescription until Monday, because I have a doctor's appointment with another doctor in the same...

LIVING (??) IN THE PAST

I've been thinking today, for some reason, about the weeks just before our marriage and the first year afterward.  I was a tough kid!   Mom and Dad had taken out an insurance policy on me when I was born.  They cashed it in and gave me the money...

JUST GETTING OLD

My neck x-rays show degenerative damage caused by normal aging (plus some clips made during thyroid surgery).  Goodie goodie.  I'm going to have a stiff neck for the rest of my life.   Most of my blood tests were okay.   On the bright...