This isn’t my Grandfather Frank Clifford Butterworth but he was wounded exactly 100 years ago in the Battle of Passchendaele.
The commitment to service is strikingly shown in the form below: “Terms of Service: Duration of war”
He was wounded in his face, shoulder and leg.
- His shoulder wound severed a major artery. The records show he received a litre of blood.
- He never gained normal function of his arm.
- His facial would was severe enough to later cause an infected parotid gland (the salivary gland).
He ended up in a hospital in England and was “invalided” to Canada October 18, 2018 for further months of recovery.
Note if you are interested you can access Personnel Records of the First World War here.
My favourite cat!
The boss (rooster), making noise
And a colourful chicken.
40th Anniversary of the Canmore Folk Music Festival. It rained but ended well before the Blackie and the Rodeo King’s rocking set followed up by Bruce Cockburn’s performance which ended too soon. He did some of it with Colin Linden of Black and the Rodeo Kings. They have fun performing together! Colin was producer of the new album coming out mid September which I’m eagerly awaiting.
Here’s a recent nice short interview with him.
This blog needs a post now and again. So here’s one. I’m one week into wearing the brace. One more week to go and then a couple of weeks part time. It can’t go any faster.
This is my x-ray analysis.
This is my x-ray.
And this is the x-ray example on the Wikipedia page about Gamekeeper’s Thumb.
By James Heilman, MD – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link
The blue rubber band on the thumb is to hold the velcro on as it isn’t holding well as the material has stretched.
The sad part is no bicycling for a while. And, the bill just arrived, from Alberta Health Services. Rockyview General Hospital – Wrist Splint 1 @ $35.00.