This next picture is of me right after the operation...I still look a little drugged up but my thumb is up indicating all is okay. I was operated on Tuesday about 2pm and released from the hospital about 2pm on Saturday. My left side where the new hip was replaced is excellent--no pain. Next on the block is the other side which I am hoping to do about June 15.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Sunday evening (May 3) one of my daughters got the Atlanta family together and gave me this poster. I had told the school bus kids that I was going to put in my hospital window a yellow poster with a smiley face indicating to the kids what room I was in. One of the little girls said, "Mr. Jim, does that mean if it is a frowney face you died?" Fortunately, it was a smiley face. I talked with my relief driver and he said the kids saw the poster each time they went in front of the hospital in route to their home.
Monday, April 27, 2009
Several weeks ago I had a little girl ask me if I had any brothers and sisters. I am sure she meant children but, yes I do have a sister who lives in Mesa, Arizona and the picture to the left is our 8 children--5 girls and 3 boys. All are married except the last 2 boys and Tony (second from right) is getting married on May 30. Five of the kids live here in Georgia (Lilburn, Lawrenceville, Duluth, Suwanee and Atlanta. There are 15 years difference between the oldest and the youngest. All together we have 23 grand children. Their mother (Nancy) and I have been married for 43 years.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Mister Jim and his bus #8964. It is an International drive train with a Carpenter Passenger School Bus configuration built in 1989. It has 266k miles on it and runs like a top! There is NO A/C except for windows and the heater works a little on cold days. The stairs are very tall and a little hard to climb up in...especially with my bad hips.
Some of you wanted to know if I have a dog...this is Baxter. He is a French Bull Dog and is very friendly. He is 4 years old and weighs about 25 pounds and has a strong pedigree of show dogs.