Inland Empire Girl gave us this sibling assignment...
Taking in the strong fragrance of lilacs today reminded me of Spokane " The Lilac City". Write about a memorable time from childhood that was spent in Spokane.
Raymond Pert's is here, and Inland Empire Girls will be here.
This is probably one of my earliest memories of being in Spokane. I can't believe I remember so much about this, because I was only four years old.
It was the time I got my tonsils removed.
The proceedure was done at the Paulsen Building in downtown Spokane. Apparently my pediatrician had access to a small hospital facility in the building.
Inland Empire Girl was also having surgery at the same time to remove a tumor in her mouth.
I still remember the black mask coming down over my face, and asking to count back from five.
I remember getting out of bed at some point to try and find my sister in another room.
I remember receiving a stuffed animal, a tiger, from Mom and Dad.
I went to Grandma Woolum's house to recover. I got to eat ice cream because it felt good on my throat.
And, because I was at Grandma's house, I also felt safe, secure and loved.