We must say we were somewhat overwhelmed by the telephone calls and emails that we received regarding last week’s column. From what we were told it greatly brightened the day for a number of people. In fact, several of our callers told us they were going to cut it out and send it to friends around the country. And just as the column brightened the day for a number of our readers, their responses absolutely made our day. In fact, we are tempted to think it made not only our day, but our week, our month and perhaps even our year.
For those who may not know, we are recovering from some rather unexpected neck surgery. Fortunately, the operation seems to have been a great success and our rather brief stay at Bassett was much more to our liking than was our last experience there. We feel we are well along on the road to recovery.
And while we certainly must attribute our improved to health to the skill and care of those we encountered at Bassett, we most willing admit we would not have made it to the day of the surgery without the care and concern of so many of our friends in the greater Cooperstown community. We are most grateful to all of you who shopped for us, ran errands, consoled us, sent us cards, took us to our numerous pre-op appointments at Bassett, brought us food and keep reassuring us it would get better. We also want to thank all of those who held us in their thoughts and prayers. Once again, we can say with absolutely no doubt that in times of need, Cooperstown is perhaps the very best place to be.
We would be remiss to not mention that we are also most grateful that our sister Ellen once again left her winter home in Austin to come to Cooperstown to help us during and after the surgery. This of course is the second time she has left the warmth of Texas for the cold of Cooperstown. Fortunately, she left her winter boots here following our hip surgery. However, she did mention something about the fact that perhaps it would be nice if we might try to schedule any future surgery during either the spring or the fall.