Monday, May 12, 2008

It seems so weird

I took my first breath of life here (not that I remember that particular day) but I remember lying in a bed in one of these rooms at 5 years old after getting my tonsils out and ringing my bell just to watch my auntie come in to see me and take care of me (she was a nurse). I also remember coming to the emergency ward here to see the friendly face of my family doctor after I was assaulted by a boyfriend and brought in by a friend. There are a lot of emotions for a lot of people that have lived on in this building over the years and watching it being torn down is like watching them finally escape. Its kind of weird.

1 comment:

P.J. said...

It's hard to see a place with SO many memories for SO many people go down. You may be feeling some of the same things you felt when your house burned and took the memories with it. Let yourself feel the emotions and grieve, because it is a loss. It's also a place your children will never know, and there may be sadness in that.

I've never been in there, but Dion was born there and I've heard stories from several people in the past couple of weeks. It sure was a landmark in P.A. "Down by the old hospital."