Happy Halloween!


Sorry to creep you out, but this photo is not what it appears. This is not a corpse. It is a photo that my wife took of me as I was wheeled into my hospital room only three housrs after knee replacement surgery.

The reason I am all bundled up in blankets was that the room was freezing. Apparently, housekeeping had turned down the air conditioning temperature to 50 degrees Fahrenheit and forgot to reset the thermostat when they left. The kind nurses gathered pre-heated blankets to warm me up. Since the anesthesia still had its effect on me, I was mostly out of it when Neva snapped this photo.

“Happy Halloween!” is my Photo of the Week.

© Bruce Stambaugh 2019

Author: Bruce Stambaugh

Writer, marketer, columnist, author, photographer, birder, walker, hiker, husband, father, grandfather, brother, son, township trustee, converted Anabaptist, community activist, my life is crammed with all things people and nature and wonder. My late father gave me this penchant for giving and getting the most out of life, my late mother the courtesy, kindness, and creativity to see the joy in life. They both taught me to cherish the people I am with. I try and fail and try again.

11 thoughts on “Happy Halloween!”

  1. Is corpse misspelled? That is how I spell it. Don’t you hate freezing hospital rooms? But 50 degrees, acccchhhh! Ridiculous. They owe you a discount! Congrats to Neva for her picture of the week.

    I need to go back and reread your piece on the World Series game you went to. Yay Nats! (I’m a johnny-come-lately to enjoying the sport, thanks to my grandsons who are only in T-ball.)

    Melodie

    On Wed, Oct 30, 2019 at 8:05 PM Roadkill Crossing wrote:

    > Bruce Stambaugh posted: ” Sorry to creep you out, but this photo is not > what it appears. This is not a corps. It is a photo that my wife took of me > as I was wheeled into my hospital room only three housrs after knee > replacement surgery. The reason I am all bundled up in blank” >

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    1. Yes, indeed, Melodie! Thanks for catching that. I corrected it. That freezing room was the only glitch in the entire process. Everyone was great, and I am very fortunate to have excellent insurance. I paid only a fraction of the total bill. Thanks, again, editor.

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  2. Good job on the “creeping out” photo. Doesn’t even look like you, in fact didn’t realize it was you until I started reading your post, Ha!!! glad all done in fun and you are on your road to recovery.

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