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Hospitals are quiet and serene places. . .High priced,
highly technical, but full of humans. . .some sick, some
tending the sick, and some just visiting the sick, and
others just hanging around. Sometimes in this setting
where everything is spotlessly clean and everyone seems
to be tip-toeing around, things happen that seem amusing.
. .Perhaps it is just the fact that laughter is not so
associated with such a place. . .So. . .1 was talking to a
nurse in a hospital south of Duplin who was filling out one k
of those forms asking every question possible ? Who you
are ? Who your grandparents were ? How much did your
great uncle on your grandmother's side weigh on his tenth
birthday ? Did your great-grandmother paint her
toenails, and soon. . .1 said there sure seems to be a lot of
forms to fill out and the lady replied. "Yes. I spend more
time filling out papers than I do nursing. I think the next
time I go to school. I will go to be a secretary and maybe I
can do some nursing. . .In another hospital, this young
nurse came in the room to take the temperature, pulse and
so on. . .She looked to be a foot or so shorter than short,
had on thick glasses, and walked absolutely flatfooted. Her
looks did not instill that safe, secure feeling one likes to
have in such places. First thing, she took out the
thermometer to shake it down, as all nurses do. As she was
flinging it about in her right hand. I heard a tinkle
somewhere over about the wall. She looked down at her
hand, and sure enough, there was no thermometer. She
had slung it across the room. . .But. this didn't shake the
little nurse. With a poker face, she acted as if she had
everything under control. She reached down and got the
fellow's arm and began taking his pulse. . .As she was
counting, you could see her looking about the room at
floor-level. She picked up her clipboard, thumbed through
a paper or two. and off she went. . .A short time later she
was back with another thermometer. She began her
flinging routine again, but not as vigorously. . .This time,
when she looked at her hand, she still had the
thermometer. . .She popped it into the man's mouth and
grabbed his arm again to count his pulse. . .and looked
about the room, floor level. She apparently never did see
where the thermometer she had tlung across the room
went. . .Her face seemed to show she had her confidence
back. . Kind of a smug look ? almost cocky. . .She wrote
down the temperature and pulse, turned, kinda smiled and
walked over a chair silting between her and the door.
Luckily, she did not in.iure herself. . .Just her confidence
? or maybe the patient's conficence . .Good thing he had
no stitches. . .Son-of-a-Gun. . .
' PRO. I. B. DUFFER
Duplin Pro Kick Green
announces the first annual
Seniors Invitational golf
tournament to be held at
Duplin Country Club on
Tuesday. March 29. The
format will include three
groups wjth Group A. age
50-59; Group B. age 60-69
and Group C. 70 and over.
Green says prizes will be
aw arded to low gross and low
net following play Coffee
and donuts at 9 a.m. with
shotgun start at 10 a.m.
Entry fee of $15 includes
carts. Green urges seniors to
join in a day of fun at Duplin
CC on Tuesday. March 29. .
Pro Doug Smith says play
over at Lakewood has been
real good and "We hope this
will be our best golf year
ever. Our course is in the
best condition in several
years " Lakewood will host
the first Superball in the area
on Feb. 26. Other events in
and around LCC includes
dance lessons in the new club
house and the recent Valen
Rockfish Pro Jim Finch
says this past Sunday was a
real good day on the course.
"We have been so wet until
play w as very slow. but now
look real good." Finch said.
Greenskeeper Joe Johnson
over at Longmeadow reports
real good play over the
weekend. The course has
been mighty wet over the
past several weeks, accord
ing to Johnson.
Pro Rick Green reports
Kenansville's Bob Jones
"aced" the number two,
three par. recently using a
seven iron. Notables George
Penny and Robert Chestnutt
witnessed the once-in-a-life
Ladies Day'at Duplin has
been set for March 10. Tee
times is 10 a.m. A spokes
person savs a meeting will
follow the tournament with a
very important meeting to
organize a ladies golf asso
ciation. Please try to attend
The Ladv Sandtrappers
League travels to Chicora
Country Club Tuesday. Feb.
22. Minnie Clark and Betty
Potter of Duplin and Erline
Gavin of Lakewood will be
going to Dunn from this area.
The league will be at Coharie
in Clinton on Tuesday.
The Duplin Board of Di
rectors re-elected Lloyd
Parker as president for 1983
recently and Donnie Ezzell as
vice president. Mark Vinson
was elected secretary along
with Bob Brumlcve as
treasurer for 1983.
Bill Potter set a record last
week at Duplin with nine
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