We must admit that we had a rather down and up ending to 2013.
In the midst of all our preparations for our Christmas visitors, we suddenly felt most unwell exactly one week before the big day. In fact, we felt so unwell and so uncertain as to exactly what the difficulty might be that we quite panicked, ending up with the arrival of both the Cooperstown police and the Cooperstown Emergency Squad at our door. This was followed by an ambulance ride to the ER at Bassett where we eventually determined we would live, something for which we were rather grateful.
And we must say we cannot say enough about the excellent care we received at both the hands of the Cooperstown Emergency Squad and the Bassett ER staff. And, of course, we must extend a big thank you to our good friend Betty Giffin, who graciously accompanied us on our ER visit, providing transportation when we returned home in the middle of the night. We were also most impressed that we procured a follow up appointment in what we consider to be a rather acceptable time frame. All in all, we were most pleased at the outcome of what we found to be a rather scary event.
And, we were able to recover from the episode in time to greet the family’s newest arrival, Marin, aka The Mar-Bear, who breezed into town on the 23rd with her parents and older sister, The Widge, in tow. And then on the 24th, before Santa made his appearance, her Connecticut grandparents, Hal and Judy Higby arrived to partake of our Cooperstown Christmas. We all celebrated Christmas Eve with a dinner at the home of Harvey and Alice Eckler of Fly Creek. And we enjoyed Christmas Day dinner at the home of Al and Sandy Bullard of Milford. We then marked Boxing Day with dinner at the Hawkeye Grill. Needless to say, we ate well.