Today we observe the 8th anniversary of 9/11 the day this world as we knew it changed forever. We were ruthlessly attack by a group we call terrorists. Not since Pearl Harbor has this country lost so many life's due to a cowardly attack by a group that wants to take away the thing we cherish the most “Our Freedom”.
I can remember this day so vividly. We were setting in the restaurant at the Flying J in Shreveport on our way to a truck alignment place to have our tires on the Dutch Star DP rotated, balanced and front end aligned. When the waitress told this that a plane had crashed into one of the World Trade towers we first thought she was kidding.Then complete silence spread through the restaurant and everyone gathered around the TV. We were horrified at what we saw then tears started flowing and you could hear someone praying. Needless to say we did not get a lot done on that day. Lets not forget all the life's that have been sacrificed to protect our freedom. The men and women of our armed forces give so much of themselves as well as their families. May God continue to bless each and everyone of them.
I had my nose surgery at last yesterday. Doctor David Ludlow was the surgeon who did a bilobed flap nasal reconstruction on both nostrils. Took about three hours. Everything went well and the basal cell on the right was cancerous which after three tissue cells samples later the pathologist advised there were no more cancer cells found. Praise the Lord! I’m a little sore today and while I’m not that nice looking guy anyway, you really ought to see me now. A Carl Maudlin nose, stitches on both sides, black and blue burses around the cheeks and swollen eyes. I heard every conversation in the “OR” as well as a rock and roll radio station. I might add the staff, doctors, nurses, and everyone at Overton Brooks VA Hospital were just great. They made sure your visit with them would be the best they could put forward.