Saturday, November 16, 2013

Emma's Hernia

zdepski's illustration: Emma had a hernia that hung below the hem of her skirt. She named it Jimmy.

Emma had a hernia that hung below the hem of her skirt. She named it "Jimmy".

Tante Emma had a number of health problems. She was overweight, depressed, sore jointed, and stunk. Perhaps the most strange was her Hernia. It was massive, the size of a Harbor Seal. She named it "Jimmy". I assume it was because she accepted its presence and felt it was better to acknowledge it. I remember relatives mentioning a Goiter on her neck, but it may have just been her double chin.

1 comment:

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

Some great humour and rather awesome little tales :)