Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Small Town Tidbit


Small towns are strange and wonderful places.  Chock full of people who strive to live a good life and help one another along the way.  Yet, they are also full of quirks, oddball folks, and ways of getting things accomplished that normal folks might not consider. 



Take, for example, my daughter's friend.  Recently a young man stepped on her foot, while wearing his cleats.  Yes, it was painful for her and it also broke her foot.  

Her father, who works with a local vet, took her to the vet office and did the x-rays himself.  Yes, yes he did.  

Then, he called the girl's uncle, who happens to be our very own small town podiatrist.  Seriously.  Except, the locals like to call him a, "foot doctor".  

Uncle Foot Doctor came to the rescue with the reading of the vet office x-rays, treatment and then proceeded to deliver said girl to school after the appointment.  

That is how things are done here in Smalltownland my friends.....

33 comments:

  1. It would have been thousands of dollars had they gone to the hospital and a half day of waiting. That was the way to do it. There will be a lot more of that now that we can't afford healthcare.

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  2. Morning Michelle, oh ya, she would have sat at the hospital a long time, good for her and the Uncle comes through. Love small town life, Blessings Francine.

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  3. Smalltown sounds wonderful.I do hope she is feeling better. There seems to be a lot of love in Smalltown. B

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  4. Effeciency can be well delivered outside the norm ...I love it ! Of course I can fully relate to small town mentality .

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  5. Yep...you do what you have to do! Our local doctor made a house call for us once when the boys were small. There are some things about small town life that I really love. But we have our quirky people, too...oh my! haha.

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  6. It would be science fiction here, and a lot of wasted time in a hospital! I like the ways of your fellow citizens, you are lucky to live there...

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  7. That would be pretty normal for my area also.

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  8. Small towns are the best! We also have a "foot Dr" in our small town and they do the same sort of thing.

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  9. Careful...best whisper this information because you know who may be listening and come and mess it all up.

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  10. i love it! just love it - except for the pain she must have endured!

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  11. Living in a small town myself, I agree that the people are often amazing! Hope your daughter's friend heals quickly!

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  12. Sounds like a great small town! Our small town used to be little and now it's growing way too fast for me! In just two weeks, WHATABURGER will open and it stays open 24 hours a day! This is HUGE!
    I......personally love little town life!
    Blessings
    Shug

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  13. When I was in high school, the vet's son broke his leg. The vet x-rayed it and set it himself, using what he would normally use on a horse. That is how it's done in a small community sometimes. And we call podiatrists "foot doctors" too.

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  14. and that just one of many reasons why we love it here......

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  15. Too cute. What a charming place to live! I have always said foot doctor....as most around here have....podiatrist sounds too buniony

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  16. I love the willingness of people to do what needs to be done in whatever way works! I live in a small town, too, and like that "can do" spirit.

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  17. sounds super sweet & caring. glad to hear it all went to smoothly after a total BIG oops! ( :
    enjoy your week.

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  18. I hope she's healing up great! What a wonderful story. I would love to live in a small town. Your opening description of small towns is so spot on to what I experience/see whenever i visit one. Everyone who lives in small towns is very lucky.

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  19. That actually sounds pretty wonderful - it takes a village.

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  20. Sounds pretty efficient to me. :)

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  21. I love small town life, too. I'm glad the girl got taken care of, sounds painful. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  22. now that is a way to get things done...love it

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  23. that is pretty neat..you didn't mention a cast so I take it the break wasn't too bad which is good...

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  24. One of my son's best friends has a father who is a vet...they do the same thing. Always makes me chuckle.

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  25. That is a cute story, and entirely believable.

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  26. Lol.. Glad to know this kind of stuff happens outside of Wisconsin!

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