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Rick Dennington

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#1 posted 12-22-2009 07:47 AM

Several years ago when I lived in Memphis, I was in the shop cutting some 1/4” birch ply to go on the back of a cabinet I was building. Done this a dozen times, right? So I’m feeding the ply through, and I thought I was all past the blade and through the cut, but I wasn’t. The blade caught the last little bit of the ply and shot that sucker back at me and hit my left hand and my hand went instantly numb for a bit. I looked at my hand, and my index finger was all boogered up and bleeding, layed open, and hurt like a banshee. This was about 10:00 a.m., so I grabbed some shop towels, wrapped it up, and went in and told my wife I might have to go to the Minor Medical Emergency. Went up there and there were about 30 people waiting to see a doctor. To heck with this. Went home, called our family doctor, and he didn’t even sew it up. He put that yellow goop on it, wrapped it up, and said let it heal from the niside out. Ok. The bad thing was, it was in the summertime, and I had to fish a night bass tournament that night. Guess I won’t be winning any mun tonight.

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