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My father was a GP with an office on the first floor of our house,  and we lived “over the store”    (See Fluffy, or How I Got My Dog,  Saying Farewell to a Special Guy, and Turkey and Trimmings with Flu Shot)

My dad did it all – delivered babies,  took out splinters and appendixes,  and made house calls with his little black bag

When my father died,  the doctor I was seeing –  a generation younger and the junior partner of a medical colleague of my dad’s – gave me his condolences.

“It’s the end of an era.”,  he said.   Indeed it was.

RetroFlash / 100 Words 

– Dana Susan Lehrman 

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  1. While I do not remember our family doctor I do have fond memories of: Doctors Stone, Welby, Kildare, Quinn, McCoy, Pierce, Howser, House, Fleischman, Casey, Chandler, Austin, Ross, Corday, Bailey, and Montgomery. ( Fictionalized television figures.)

  2. Betsy Pfau says:

    A true GP, Dana. Your father did it all. Nothing like that now. It must have been difficult to pass the mantle on, and as the younger partner said, “an end of an era”.

  3. Laurie Levy says:

    So true, Dana. I know we are not a better place for health care having lost doctors from your father’s generation.

  4. Marian says:

    Definitely the end of an era, Dana. Your father was a true “utility player” as they say in baseball. We miss that time.

  5. When there’s so much to say, isn’t it amazing that sometimes 100 words pretty much says it all? In just those few words, .I got the scope of having “a doctor in the house.” Nicely done, Dee!

  6. Suzy says:

    From one doctor’s kid to another, nice job with this RetroFlash!

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