Monday, January 25, 2010

Long Ago Doctor Visit

Picture of me when I was about 5 years old.  Maybe a check up after having had my tonsils out?  Or getting ready to go to school?  Don't have anyone to ask, and I don't remember.   I do remember Dr. Higgs as being a very nice doctor.  There was a note from either his wife or someone in the doctor office to my mother that was with the picture.   The note said that the picture didn't turn out very good, but the little one will enjoy it anyhow. 

This original scanned picture shows the little brown spots that are ruining the picture, and I did make some copies and colored over the dots so they don't show, but the transferred copy errored out when I tried to copy here.  I think the brown spots came from the note paper that was included with the picture.  They didn't have the special paper to preserve pictures like there is now.
   There was one get well card in the book, and the time frame could be right.

This card is from Gretchen, an older high school neighbor girl that used to babysit for us, and that I idolized!  I remember thinking she was the most beautiful girl ever!  She would come play with us some times even when not baby sitting.  Her house was just across the road from ours.  After she graduated and moved away to a southern state, she was killed in a car accident.  

It's a good thing no one takes a picture of me now when I go to the doctor!!!!!  I wouldn't print it here if they did!!!!!


Caths Pennies Designs said...

Oh my, that picture brought back memories for me too! I remember when my sister and I were little, my mom always took us to her favorite ob/gyn, Dr Dunn. Now, I don't why in the world she would've taken us to him instead of a regular family doctor but I do remember how nice he was and after each visit he would give us little pill bottles filled with candy pills. Imagine that happening nowadays! Anyway, thanks for the memories! Great pictures!

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

I love this picture - I'm so happy we found it the other day.... More stories to follow!

Lanny said...

What a wonderful post and some flavorful memories. Very cute picture, the doctor looks so serious.

Far Side of Fifty said...

We really enjoyed this photo.. He was Far Guys Doctor too..what a great find!:)