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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2015
The 12 days of post-op, my true love asked of me ...
and I’d catch him hobbling
fter many years of
around. To further complicate
matters, we have a split-level
you don’t recognize
house, which isn’t very condu-
all the things your spouse
cive to someone who is non-
does in contributing to
weight bearing with a surgical-
the management of the
ly repaired foot.
A couple of times, I swear
Well, I got a recent remind- Tammy
er as John was laid up after Malgesini John’s dog, Lucifer, knew his
papa shouldn’t be puttering
having foot surgery. Overall, INSIDE MY
around and would trot upstairs
he was a good patient, focus-
to get my attention.
ing on his recovery and stay-
I had to start anticipating what
However, at times he’d feel bad things John might do before I got a
that he was asking me to do too much chance, like the night he told me we
could get some from downstairs in
the morning — nope, too late. And
then there was the time the garbage
forward, I took the garbage out when
it was three-quarters full.
One thing that posed a slight prob-
lem is that I’m not a morning person
and John is. I like to wake up and
melt into the morning. As soon as
John would hear me stirring, he’d call
out for assistance — usually with his
morning cup of coffee.
Also, neither of us are big break-
fast eaters. However, because John
doesn’t do well with pain medica-
tion, I became a short-order breakfast
cook. This enabled him to take his
medication, which was a good thing
because I don’t really like cleaning
Prior to this past month, I can’t
remember the last time I made a cup
of coffee for John. Also, I did more
dishes in November than in the entire
year and the multiple trips to Wal-
Mart have resulted in Post Traumatic
To summarize the experience,
I’ve written this ditty (feel free to
sing it to the tune of “The 12 Days of
On the long days of post-op, my
12 Loads of dishes; 11 Leftover
foods; 10 Check the mailbox; 9 Jugs
of water; 8 Library books ; 7 Trips to
Wal-Mart; 6 Scoop the dog poop; 5
Take-out meals; 4 Bags of ice; 3 Pan-
cakes; 2 Vicodins;
And a big cup of black coffee.
Tammy Malgesini is the communi-
ty editor. Contact her at tmalgesini@
eastoregonian.com or 541-564-4539.
PO BOX 1 • 101 Olson Rd • Boardman, OR 97818 • 541-481-3014
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CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING
COMMUNITY AWARDS BANQUET
FEBRUARY 12, 2016
for Amoré with a French romantic theme!
Mark your calendars now and plan to attend!
Tonight (Wednesday, December 9) at 6 p.m.
Boardman Senior Center, 100 Tatone Street
Singing, entertainment, refreshments, and a visit
BIG THANKS TO…
from a very special guest!
all who attended the Morrow County
Historical Society Tour.
BOARDMAN CHAMBER ON THE
all who participated in the Boardman
KOHU (1360 AM) RADIO SHOW
Community Enhancement Meeting , especially
Monday, December 14 between 8:30 to 9 a.m. the BCDA for organizing it!
...all who supported the Kiwanis Club’s Harvest
CHAMBER MONTHLY LUNCHEON
all who were involved in making the
Next Wednesday, December 16 at noon
Community Thanksgiving Dinner a success!
at the Port of Morrow Riverfront Center,
2 Marine Drive NE
Newcomer Welcome Luncheon
If you are a new member, or new in your position
with a Chamber member, or just new to the
SAM BOARDMAN ELEMENTARY
Boardman area, please join us for this special
SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM
Tomorrow (Thursday, December 10)
event dedicated to you! We invite all our
at 6 p.m. in the gym
members to join us in welcoming them to our
community! Lunch is $12. Please call 481-3014 Free and open to the public, but please bring a
non-perishable food product for food baskets for
to RSVP by this Friday, December 11 !
families in our community. If you can’t attend at
6 p.m., come for the final rehearsal at 1 that
“SHOP AT HOME FOR THE
afternoon. For more information, email
HOLIDAYS AND ALWAYS”
November 25 to December 28
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
The Chamber is sponsoring this “Shop at Home”
December 12 from 8:30-10:30 a.m.
campaign. Bring your receipts dated from Nov.
Center, 100 Tatone Street
25-Dec. 28 to the Chamber office Monday
pancake & sausage
through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and receive
breakfast, crafts for kids, and horse drawn
chances to win prizes! Receipts must show a wagon rides (brought to you by Equine
Boardman business name and address, and Elegance) , AND a visit from SANTA with photo
must be turned in by 5 p.m. December 28. The opportunities! Sponsored by Kiwanis Club of
drawings will take place Tuesday, December 29. Boardman. For more information call 314-2127.
This Saturday, Dec. 12 from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.
FREE Admission and activities for children and
parents at the SAGE Center, 101 Olson Road
GREENFIELD GRANGE BREAKFAST
Next Saturday, December 19 from 7- 10 a.m.
209 NW 1st Street in Boardman
Adults $5, children under 10 are $2.50.
Call 720-7267 for more information
HAVE COMPANY COMING
FOR THE HOLIDAYS?
Remember that the Chamber has a variety of
tourism and travel brochures and magazines
from all over the state of Oregon, as well as
from our neighbors in Idaho and Washington.
SENIOR CENTER FIRST SATURDAY
Saturday, January 2 from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.
at the Senior Center at 100 Tatone Street
Breakfast is $5 and includes eggs, ham,
sausage, hash browns, pancakes, biscuits and
gravy, coffee, juice, and milk. Call 786-8006 or
481-3257 for more information.
COAT DRIVE UNTIL FEBRUARY 29
Bring your coats, sweaters, gloves, and hats to
Columbia River Community Health Services,
450 Tatone Street. Call 481-7212 x 214 for
BE A PIRATE MENTOR!
Last year Riverside Junior/Senior High School
started a program called Pirate Pursuits. The
basic idea behind this program is to have
community members volunteer to mentor
seniors throughout the school year, helping
them with college scholarship and college
applications. The volunteers would mainly be
meeting with students to talk about what
scholarships and colleges they are applying for,
reviewing applications, letters, etc. This is a
great way for community members to be
involved with our students. Right now we have
about 40 seniors signed up that would like to
work with a mentor. If you are interested in
being a part of Pirate Pursuits, please contact
David Norton, Vice Principal, at 481-2525
x2113 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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