I am sure you all remember Dr. Thompson. How many of you had him for your family doctor? You certainly don't find doctors today to come calling day or night like he would. He delivered over 4,000 babies. He delivered my son Dennis at home, along with his nurse, Georgia Johnson, for $25.00. Later built another home close by with office. My new little great-granddaughter cost $3,000. What a difference today. When the flu was so bad back in 1918, he never went to bed for three weeks. He bought a car in 1911, but he stored it in the winter and made house calls in his buggy or sleigh. I am told they couldn't find him, looked everywhere and found him out in the outhouse sound asleep.
excerpt from Memoirs by Gladys Sheneman