A Tale of Marriage, Medicine and Murder


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Chapter 2: Chapter Two
"...Presently, Penny dined in the den on graham crackers spread with peanut butter and washed down with vodka-spiked orange juice. She curled up on the couch, purchased with Johnny’s investment gains, and tuned her television to the Jacksonville news station and her favorite TV personality, Elijah Storm, who was wearing an avocado three-button Italian suit, a green shirt with orange stripes, and an orange tie. Until tonight, watching him had brought Penny pleasure. ..."

Chapter 4: Chapter Four
"...was cold and dark with nothing to do when we were off duty but to go hiking. The only shopping was in the commissary, and if it didn’t have what we wanted, we did without. I arrived the day before Kennedy was shot and we only had TV for three hours each night; I guess they thought we didn’t need any more than that. The newspapers were so old I quit reading them, and snow blew everywhere. I think they exaggerated how much snow we had because they were measuring the same snow over and ..."

Chapter 9: Chapter Nine
"...“You know what? They talked about ‘The Eye Chill’ when Spate was on the prowl. It was like he sent off all these really bad vibes and that kind of stuff. I didn’t stay there long, but I saw TVs turn on and off by themselves. The worst thing was the door. Dr. Spate was always closing that door to the medicine room–-he must have known it’s a Joint Commission violation to wedge a door open. I’d be in there working and, BAM! The door ..."

Chapter 14: Chapter Fourteen
"...Making conversation while her mother ate wore Penny out, and when her mother would eat no more, Penny pushed her into a TV room and joined her in front of the set. Mrs. Nichols was distracted by people coming and going, and registered alarm each time an announcement was made on the paging system. She seemed more interested in the soundless action on the TV screen, at which she pointed ..."
"... at which she pointed from time to time, than she was in visiting with her daughter. Leaving her mother watching TV, Penny collected Rev. Nichols from his apartment and they set out for a nearby shopping mall. “What would you like for lunch, Daddy?” “I don’t think I can eat anything ..."
"... hung his head. “They don’t like me.” While Penny rubbed Vaseline onto his back, he said, “In the morning we’ll watch a church service on TV; I don’t go to the service downstairs because the seats are too hard and they hurt my back.” Penny had washed her parents’ clothes the ..."
"... “I don’t believe Mother is in pain, Daddy, or she wouldn’t be able to fall asleep like this.” Rev. Nichols pushed himself up, limped to the TV, and snapped the set off with a flourish. Surprised, Penny at first thought that her father had not been able to hear her because the TV volume ..."
"... with a flourish. Surprised, Penny at first thought that her father had not been able to hear her because the TV volume had been so loud, but as he continued to stand before her it was obvious that he was seething. “Don’t you like the sermon, Daddy?”, she asked him. “YES!” he ..."

Chapter 15: Chapter Fifteen
"...Dragging the computer-on-wheels to the door of Miss Logan’s room, Penny entered her patient’s vital signs and assessment and waited out the first fifteen minutes of the blood transfusion. Miss Logan had been watching a series of musicals on TV, and Mario Lanza’s operatic rendition of “Golden Days” seemed incongruous with the events of this evening. ..."
"... new ethyl chloride can with her. Finally Lela Logan’s blood bag was empty, and as Penny flushed off the implanted port with normal saline and Heparin she tried to be cheerful. “I enjoyed watching TV with you. Those musicals never get old, do they?” Miss Logan glowered at her, then ..."
"... tried to be cheerful. “I enjoyed watching TV with you. Those musicals never get old, do they?” Miss Logan glowered at her, then picked up the remote control and clicked off the TV set. Penny replenished Miss Logan’s pitcher with fresh ice water. Determined to have some civil exchange ..."

Chapter 17: Chapter Seventeen
"... you can.” Penny interpreted this morning’s lone telemetry strip, then moved to reposition Mr. Head. “You can push me back to the TV now,” Jane said. “I’m finished breakfast.” Penny phoned South Station. “Please have somebody come roll Miss Head out to the waiting room. I’m ..."

Chapter 20: Chapter Twenty
"... Penny continued through the house to the bathroom, where she stripped and showered in water so hot it stung her back. She applied lotion to her itchy skin and petroleum jelly to her peeling lips, then pulled on pajamas and a robe and returned to the family room where Johnny watched TV. ..."

Chapter 21: Chapter Twenty-One
"... said. “He’s my best buddy.” Penny handed him the cup and moved on to John Brown’s closed door with its NO VISITORS sign. After knocking twice without reply, she entered the room. His TV boomed out the Weather Channel’s Storm Series program. Maria sat at the bedside of a man ..."

"...for a family emergency and didn’t return. Staff physicians didn’t receive lavish gifts at Christmas or enjoy special privileges like the free Sunday dinners that River Park Hospital’s cafeteria provided for doctors’ families. Flossie Mae had told Penny that when Jacksonville’s ER docs complained about a small TV in their lounge and turned in a request for a large-screen set, both the small television and its stand disappeared and were not replaced. ..."

"... Back at home, Penny turned her TV to the Weather Channel and listened while putting away the food. “If you don’t like the weather we’re having, just wait an hour and it will change,” the weatherman said. “This time of year you can expect anything from clear skies to a tornado.” ..."

"...must have told them that she already knew Flossie Mae! “I worked with her several times in Dixiana, and after she came here I went to her apartment one morning for awhile when I was sick.” Conscious that her words sounded like they belonged in a TV courtroom, Penny continued. “I met her son once, when I rode the ambulance to transfer him from Dixiana up to this hospital, and...” ..."

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