From the Miscellaneous drawer - How lucky we are!

A Visit from a TIA

With apologies to

Clement Clarke Moore
‘Twas the day known as Christmas, when all through the house
A woman was stirring, and presents were wrapped by the fireplace with care,
In hopes that the family soon would be there;
mamma in the kitchen got overheated
labored too hard when she should have been seated.
So off to the hospital we went in a flash,
It was quick in the car, a bit of a dash;
the staff spoke a few words, and went straight totheir work,
And filled all the test tubes; then assigned me a room,
And While not my choice, it was better than doom.;
Mayo was next As Nick drove out of sight—
“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”
Wednesday night when I headed downstairs, I was thinking “How lucky we are as an Echo family.”

Nick arrived back in Ely from Mayo/Rochester around 7 p.m. with daughter Megan driving. Nick’s wife Mary is recovering from her operation and a bout with the flu.

Lisa bailed me out since part of my left vision field is missing after the TIA Sunday. My subsequent tests were good and vision is expected to be restored.

There may be a few letters (T B V F R E W Q A Z S D} which are missing in things I type, but HOW LUCKY WE ARE!

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In the Ely Echo of December 30, 1996, twenty years ago, the headlines were:
• Officers urge caution, mark another year with Safe and Sober program
• Brace for changes in Quetico Park
• Permit for Winton wastewater facility now in MPCA’s public comment phase
• BWCAW mediation process: Doomed to succeed or bound to fail?

Happy New Year to all the Ely Echo subscribers and friends!- Here’s to a healthy and better New Year 2017!