Monday, May 12, 2008

Just a Spoonful of Sugar Helps The Medicine go Down, In a Most Delightful Way.....

Still sitting around with my knee propped up, dammit! The walls are closing in a little more each and every day. I am putting more weight on it when walking, (which the doc said I could) but it just isn't healing fast enough to suit me. I know, I know, I gotta give it time, but I am the world's worst patient. I did get a chance to take off the hospital bandaging to look at the damage. I have some stuff that looks like 35 lb test fishing line holding the knee's skin together. Most interesting and damned attractive. (at least "I" think so) I should get that all pulled out on Friday.

I have been thinking about what I want to do at Boone's Homestead, other than just visit with my friends. I think I am going to push the medicine making thing just a little bit. I have the goods to make more suppositories as well as various powders and liquids and tablets. Now who do I target for this fun in the sun? Why my old friend Jay Callaham.

I have known Jay since I got into this "thing of ours" many years ago. I have always said that Jay looks just like a British Officer with a case of the venereal complaint. (He also looks like Rowan Atkinson of Mr. Bean fame, but that is another matter for another time) Jay picked up on this and occasionally stops by the hospital for his mercury treatments. I have always tried to give the customers of the hospital what they want so, I am going to have delivered to Mr. Callaham his various medications at the first officer's meeting Saturday morning. Included in this shipment will be suppositories for his noted biliousness, some powders for the ague, some oils for rubbing on his multiple chancres and last but not least, mercury pills. All these items will be in period correct packaging with proper prescriptions attached.

The toughest items were the mercury pills to reproduce. I located what are called Dragees, small silver balls used to decorate cakes and cookies. They will serve as mercury pills. I had a tough time locating the damned things. It seems that some rocket scientist on the left coast sued various baking suppliers for selling them since they contained "heavy metal" and were poisoning the bodies of America's youth. (Not that there has been ANY case of ANY one suffering from any type of toxicity from the Dragees) But hey, there is a chance that if you do a ton of them, it may show up. Thank the gods that we have people to take care of us, when we can't take care of our selves. Anyway, they are somewhat hard to locate, but available. They will not sell them to California residents however.

Anyway, it should be fun to do and keep me busy which is something I need.

4 comments:

Chris Grimes said...

Maybe you should provide Mr. Bea...I mean Callaham with some of those lambskin beauties you showed me at Halifax. Then maybe he wouldn't need those awful mercury treatments. LOL

mrwill said...

Maybe shipmate, maybe. So are we still going to Georgia on the 30th?

Chris Grimes said...

How was Boone's Homestead? I understand it was a wee bit wet! Are you ready for Augusta?

mrwill said...

Oh yeah, so wet they called the event on Sunday. The hospital was warm and dry in the site provided cabin we were working out of. GRIN It is GOOD to be in the rear, with the gear........

Damn right I am ready for GA. Working on my shoes as we type.