To the Editor:
I have a little bit to add to the Years Ago column in the June 13 edition of the Pioneer. In 1919 Dr. Wiseman said, “I have moved out to my cottage. It is necessary that I get some vacation this summer on account of over taxing my strength.”
According to my Mom, it was a snowy, cold day in early February of 1919 when Dr. Wiseman came out to deliver a neighbor’s baby boy. Then, knowing that Grandma was ready to deliver her baby, he stopped to see how she was doing. But Mom was not ready to be born yet. Dr. Wiseman told Grandma, he knew he would be back later that day.
Dr. Wiseman was right. He made another trip in his horse and buggy to Brown’s Corner. He had to trade his tired horse for a neighbor’s horse part way through his journey. A healthy baby girl was delivered by a weary Dr. Wiseman.
Mom also said that she looked forward to Dr. Wiseman’s visits when he delivered her siblings. Not because she was excited about having a new sister or brother but because Dr. Wiseman always came with candy for her.
I hope Dr. Wiseman did have a relaxing and refreshing vacation at his cottage the summer of 1919.