3 Stooges=Free Spirit

by Karen Grimord on February 28, 2006

The other day making rounds on the ward I meet a relative of one of the 3 Stooges. When I asked him how he got to Germany the answer was simple; I’m a free spirit. Now I’m NOT a 3 Stooges fan by any means but I sure wish that I was then. He was quite the funny guy and showed me a hand trick that I have yet to figure out.

I know that I have been distant the last 2 weeks. I had a complaint against me supposedly from a patient. It has been investigated and it was not from the patient but a member of the staff who it seems was jealous over the support I was giving, compliments that I was receiving from patients and the concern she had since she belongs to another group like this one and felt I was invading her area. The last bit of it was cleared up just yesterday from an Army member who actually is stateside. However, the stress that this added to my stay was more than I thought I could handle at times. I want everyone to know that we all support the same person. It is the person that wears the uniform for the U.S. Military and those that support the U.S. Military. This is the second time that I have been attacked due to people feeling there is territory when it comes to supporting. There is no territory; America supports our Troops, one person can not do it all and I hope everyone in this group knows I can’t do it without your help. This group is not mine it is ours and it is only as good as WE make it.

I want to thank each of you that helped out while I was here. I want to especially thank Jennifer for going to the post office and carrying the boxes back and forth and back and forth.

Be back stateside soon.

Karen

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