These pictures are from somewhere around 1979, I'm guessing. I was 13 or so years old and I was in the Pitt County Memorial Hospital to have my adenoids removed and tubes put in my ears. I had a lot of ear aches growing up and doctors thought this would help solve that problem.
I can remember my mom holding me some nights and rocking me to sleep because my ears were hurting so bad. It felt like I could hear the blood rushing in and out of my head. I can also remember a couple of times when our family doctor, Dr. Troutman, met us at his office late at night to have a look at me. There is nothing like a family doctor in a small southern town.
In the pictures at right you can see that I had a robe and pajamas. I can assure you that is the only time I ever wore a robe and pajamas. Ever.
I mean, what man really puts on a fresh set of clothes to go to bed?