This afternoon I spoke with one of my elderly members who had surgery today to amputate part of her leg. She's suffered for months with pain and has been in and out of the hospital with circulation problems. Now with the source of the problem removed, her health should improve.
She looked at me as I seated myself beside her bed and said, "Stephen, I've made a critical decision."
"Yes ma'am," I replied, using the manners my momma taught me, and wondering what other critical decision she'd had to make after deciding to have the surgery. "What have you decided?"
"I've decided I want polka-dots on my peg-leg."
Then polka-dots it will be!