Lunch Bunch, April 11, 2017

It was a rainy day drive to Zanesville today, but we still had 21 classmates arrive at lunch.

We were sorry to hear that David Roberts was in the hospital for six days.  He has a Staph infection and is now at Sterling Suites Transitional Care at 1126 Adair Ave, Room 108.  They do not want this infection to get into his Zimmer total knee replacement or in his pacemaker/defibrillator, so are treating it aggressively with IV antibiotics.  We wish him well.  He is not contagious and welcomes visitors.

Marlene and Bill Rushay were at the lunch today, and left from there  to go to Bill's doctor appointment.  He had a cancerous kidney removed and his doc is keeping a close watch on his other kidney.

Several out of state classmates will be attending the May lunch: Tom and Mary Ellen Hale, Carl and Becky Factor we hope, and Fritzie and Ian Urquhart as well as Fritzie's sister, Dorothy.  We should have a big turnout of classmates and friends in May.

I talked with Doug Palmer and he said the 1955 cheerleaders were not accepted into the Hall of Fame along with the basketball players.  He worked very hard to make this happen, and said he will find out why they were not accepted, and will try again next year.  Thanks Doug for diligently doing all the paperwork and getting it all to the committee.  You have not failed until you stop trying!  Doug and Mary Jane will be attending the May lunch also.

I had a very nice chat with Gwen Downing.  She is sorry she cannot be at the May lunch to see the out of state classmates, but she will be attending the June lunch!  She also said she has five graduations to attend.  As usual, Gwen is very busy.  In February she came back to OH because her son went to the doctor for what he thought was a cold, flu, or bronchitis.  It turned out he had heart problems, and had bypass surgery at 49 years of age!  After that he had a heart attack (which puzzled Gwen and me).  A couple of stents were put in two other arteries to get better blood flow, and he is back at work at Lancaster Hospital now doing well.

Barbara Harris was back today after having total knee replacements of both knees.  She is walking well without cane or walker.  This is the first I have seen her walk without a walker in ages.  Congrats Barbara!

Carolyn Lanning was at the lunch today after having back surgery.  She said today is the first day she has put on her hose by herself.  I asked her if it hurt when she did it, and she said yes.  And if it hurts she is not to do it.  She said Nelson has been down on his knees helping her with her shoes and socks so much that he had to go get Cortisone injections in both knees for his pain.  Oh the good old golden years.

We had a lovely time chatting with everyone today!

Sweet April showers do bring May flowers .  They are popping up everywhere!  Have a very happy Easter.  I will see you next month at the Golden Corral at 11:30 on May 9.

Martha K. Cannon