28 March 2005

Welcome to [Grandma's] Nightmare!

The White House Apartments, located just south of downtown are reputed to be haunted. I love that type of thing...back in the day (like say, the turn-of-the-century before last) it was the original St. Joseph Hospital, which has now morphed into the Creighton University Medical Center, (aka Killer St. Joe). My grandmother had her appendix removed at their location on South 13th Street, which was even creepier looking than this place. It was in the early 1940s, and the surgeon was "three sheets to the wind" as the expression goes. His brother was called in to finish the surgery, and he did so, even if he left a huge amount of scar tissue in the process. Grandma lived a long, productive life, despite the potential for a nice fat malpractice suit. History is fun, isn't it?!

No comments: