Sunday, December 16, 2012

Show and tell Sunday, #3

Today's show and tell is my father's very vintage doctor's bag!

There's not really much of a story associated with this one; I just like it.  It is so reminiscent of days gone by.  When daddy started practicing medicine, he did go on house calls.  I was so young, I don't remember much about that--or whether or not he actually carried this bag.  I do remember that my mom insisted he stop making house calls because she had to go with him (for propriety's sake).  Since I was a baby, this was immensely inconvenient.  Another factor in stopping those house calls was the fact that he rarely got paid for making them!


My prayers and thoughts go out to those in Newtown, Connecticut that lost loved ones on Friday. 
As many of us are doing, I just keep asking, "Why?"  I don't understand.
Although there are no answers to that question, I find myself wanting to do something, anything for those who have undergone such a horrible loss.  If you have a few spare dollars this Christmas, you might consider donating them to: 

United Way of Western Connecticut

Newtown Youth and Family Services

Newtown Memorial Fund

There are lots of other places and people who could use a hand too.