My friend has had nothing but trouble with the pharmacist's at Wal-Mart repeatedly over the last couple of years. Today I went to get her script filled, as she has an open surgical wound which needs packing twice a day, and is very painful, and the pharmacist's refused to fill her script as they have done before. I had to go to another pharmacy which took time as she was waiting in pain for me to return. The pharmacist was questioning the signature of the surgeon on the script, and said they called the hospital it came from to get confirmation. My friend also called the hospital and spoke to the person who Wal-Mart's pharmacist's said they called, and come to find out the pharmacist lied having never called the surgeons assistant at all! So we have decided to boycott Wal-Mart's pharmacy by using another smaller more friendly (mom & pop), helpful one.
This article brough back so many memories. I didn't know the Otterbourgs, but I did know Bob and Mary. Bob and Mary were the elderly couple who our young family moved in next door to. We got to know them slowly, as it was clear there were things we both needed from one another. My children's Grandparents were in Pennsylvania, and Mary's story telling was just what they needed. Bob taught them the beauty of a gorgeous yard in a modest neighborhood and the work you need to put into it. Mary had terminal cancer, and Bob refused to leave her alone. At times, we would go sit with her while he went to pick up meds, or other times, we piggybacked their grocery shopping with ours. Their romance was something for Nicholas Sparks and they were beautiful beautiful people. One night, the ambulance arrived. We knew Mary would be leaving us any day. And, knowing what was likely happening next door, I went over to lend any help I could, in any way that Bob needed me. A ride, a conversation, coffee, someone to just sit and grieve with, or simply a hug and go home. I got there, and was amazed that it was Bob in the ambulance. He'd had a heart attack, and Mary had somehow mustered the strength to call 911. This was a lady who hadn't stood in months, or further, hadn't even been able to hold the book when she read to my daughter. Bob was taken to the hospital 20 minutes away, and was a handful because they wouldn't let him go home. Mary passed 2 days later. Bob stayed in the hospital terrorizing the staff for 2 weeks before he was taken to a nursing home. I was there visting Bob when his son came and told him that Mary had passed away- I hadn't had the heart to do it. I want a love like that. My dear friend Bob is gone as well now, and I know he and Mary are living the happy healthy lifes they were missing. Mr. Bob Otterbourg, I'm sure you and your lady Sue touched so many hearts, that you'll never even realize how many people drew strength and inspiration from you. Please think of her with a smile - even if there is a tear in your eye :) I know I did today.
Over the past 100 years in North Carolina we have had 12 years of GOP Governors and 88 years of Democratic Governors. Democrats made this state a great place, but Randy Voller is single handedly putting an end to that history. If the NCDP doesn’t find a way to get rid of Randy Voller soon, plan on at least 88 years of GOP Governors in the next 100 years.
What's up? This is from a game played a couple of days ago, June 14.
Is the goal to create a migration out of North Carolina to an area where the welfare of the public should be a prime concern? The ideas brought forward are cruel, unjust, and an attack on North Carolina citizens. Only the wealthy, rich political Art Pope followers will benefit from any House or Senate proposals for North Carolina. Perhaps an exit North Carolina agenda is what these criminals truly want. What a shame for this State.
What I dont understand is why the courts did not look at Hobbs he was see with them babys its not fair those boys might as well lost there lifes too well most of it there is not justice for them babys and probably never will
Excellent piece on a very prevalent subject. You explain with such care the ins and outs of a life threatening disease and our society's usual response. Good to hear about someone who was able to take charge of her own end of life, and her family's acceptance of her choice. Thank you!
So, who put the Republicans in charge of the NC Democratic party?
Because if this isn't the case, then someone somewhere has a heck of a lot of 'splainin' to do.
And it can't be the Republicans as they are making asses out of themselves in the General Assembly every day without any help from the Democrats.
Is this what the dumbing down of education has already brought us?
That photo is really disgusting. A coyote? Is that what it is? Shameful.
Better caption: Obama embraces "Hope" and "Change."
extraordinary story Barry- perfect blend of personal story and socio-political context. just great! Made me think a couple times, too (always a plus ;) )
Gee. I guess you don't like Donna the Buffalo too much, eh? Why waste space to trash any band that way? What is the point?
It took me a couple of days to read this magnificent piece, because my eyes would periodically fill with tears (w/out my permission!). After reading the article in full, I want to honor you, Barry Yeoman, for your respect, your sensitivity, your care, your concern, and last-but-not-least your writing talents/skills/dedication-to-your-art as you assisted the Otterbourg family and all those who care for them to tell their truly meaningful story.
Lifespan Human Development Specialist
I doubt they have heard this - but the chants are pretty similar
where does it state that Solomon Davidson is a known pseudonym of Michael Carmichael? do you have references for this or are you just blowing hot air trying to discredit solid information that he provided?
Making insulting remarks about the citizens you represent isn't the best way to stay in office there Thom.
This was a really well written article Emily. I love your writing style.
@MahaaFoodie: You can also borrow it from your local library, which is free and doesn't involve shilling for corporations.
This is so fucked up the state fucked over three young men and the killer is walking around free they need to have they live turned up side down and 18yeas taken from them and let see how they like it it took them no time to send these kids to jail because of the way they looked and the music they liked so What the fuck is the hold up on the real motherfucker that took these sweet kids life so young this is bull shit the justice system sucks and they know it
Thanks for writing this article. NC has been a leader in food diversion the country for a long time, thanks to Brooks Contractors and Orange County Soild Waste Dept. For more information about composting in NC check out the NC Compost Councils web site - http://carolinacompost.com/
Compost for the Health of the Planet,
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