1. CHARITY HOSPITAL part I

It sounded as if someone were saying “Keep on Truckin” and kept saying it over and over. “Keep on Truckin”. MORE
2. LOST (1957)

The call of adventure began early for me. At three and a half I found a nickel lying around the house and set off to spend it at a nearby market. MORE
3. CHARITY HOSPITAL part II

“Mr. Wilkstrom?” Said a voice as the sheet drape was pulled aside. “I have an order for an X-ray?” He was tall and lanky, a white guy in a blue lab coat. MORE
4. THE ROAD TO NEW ORLEANS (1975)

I was comforted to at least be in America to receive my medical care. Originally, I had hopes of leaving the country. MORE
5. ORIGINS AND INFLUENCES

I was fascinated by books of real life exploration that my dad had in his art studio. “Kon Tiki” by Thor Heyerdahl, Jack London’s Alaskan stories, poems by Robert Service that dad could recite MORE
6. RUSH ORDER (1943)

 An article surfaced in a Stars and Stripes magazine. “Rush Order”, penned by Colonel Alfred Frederich Kalberer: MORE
7. CHARITY HOSPITAL part III

Terri returned with a fresh bag of saline and started unhooking the nearly empty one. While she was attending to switching the bags an eager, middle-aged social worker came up behind her. MORE
8. NEW NEIGHBORHOOD (1959)

“Children, we’re moving” Mom stated, while standing in the doorway of our living room. We barely looked up from the black and white television set, MORE
9. SAINT MARGARET’S SCHOOL part I

Although baptized at Saint Alphonsus Church in nearby Ballard our family celebrated mass at Saint Margaret’s Catholic Parish in the Interbay neighborhood, MORE
10. CHARITY HOSPITAL part IV

Dr. Fontenot returned to my bedside with an assistant that I hoped was his prized pupil. “All Right. Let’s see what we can do about this,” MORE

11. ARRIVAL IN NEW ORLEANS (1975)

I’d heard about Charity Hospital shortly after arriving in New Orleans. It was one of the largest and oldest hospitals in the country, MORE

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