On This Date In History

8/9/74 - *

I was six and had my tonsils removed in a vain hope that it would help my asthma. I was still pretty groggy from the anasthesia, so a nurse was holding a cherry popsicle while I eagerly swallowed to numb the pain.

My parents and the nurse where all captivated by the TV. The nurse pushed the popsicle a little to far and VOILA!

I threw up during Nixon's resignation speech.

My Democratic, union member parents were thrilled. So was the nurse, and pretty much everyone on the peds unit, all union. People kept on sticking their heads in the room and saying, "You know, I wanted to throw up too!" I was a hospital superstar!