Alpha Omega M.D. – Episode #21

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Alpha Omega M.D. – Episode #21

…This prompts the appearance of the upper-floor maid, Princess Olla,  having been with the Ferrells since 1888…

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John Ferrell waves heartily at the cloud of dust speeding away at the machine driven paceRelated image of twelve miles per hour. Had he wanted to, he and his Saddlebred could outrace them. But his horse would run out of gas sooner than their auto.

Tallahassee Women’s Club

He continues swinging both arms on his way back to the stable, retrieving a package that tagged along with him from town. The bulky box contains a surprise, not to be viewed by the lady of the house; at least until the Summer Cotillion, sponsored by the Tallahassee Junior Women’s Club: Martha Ferrell current president. She is need of a show-stealing gown and this custom made Parisian dress should do the trick, the tailors being familiar with the classic lines of a woman in full bloom.

However, the August date of the ball is fast approaching, leaving no time for professional alterations. It would be nice to know if the authentic pearl buttons will meet their loops at the dress back (when worn by his wife), without a cinching girdle. Martha Ferrell will have nothing to do with those medieval devices, unashamed of her figure, unlike many of the younger members of the women’s organization, who insist on narrowing their waist to teenage proportions. Martha’s hour-glass will just have to let more sand pass to the bottom.

gownJohn agonizes about the subject, as he walks through the mouth of large oaken doors, into the emptiness of his house. After washing his hands in a hall basin, he unboxes the dress, holding it up by the shoulders, allowing it to unfurl. Layer upon layer of rose colored satin and lace could easily stand on its own.

With no one to see, he puts it up against his frame, concluding that if it would fit him, it would Martha as well. He even goes so far as to put the gown through the four-quarter pace of a lively Strauss waltz, complete with live music coming out of the front-room phonograph.

The sounds of the Danube River Valley project out of the room. This prompts the appearance of the upper-floor maid, Princess Olla, who had been repacking the dressers and armoire following the travel/camp carnage of the preceding hours. She has been with the Ferrells since 1888, so she been previously witness to things that would make a sailor blush. But this whimsical display by the man of the house is not unprecedented, though it brings abnormal warmth to hers ears nonetheless.


Alpha Omega M.D.

Episode #21


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Constance Caraway P.I. ~ Episode 143

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Constance Caraway P.I. ~ Episode 143

MeanwhileFanny is in Tallahassee

 … the check is made out to The Consolidated Association of Surgical Hospitals, I leave off the “the”…

What can you tell me about old man Lewis,” Fanny Renwick has examined the finances of the married couple in question and is narrowing down the irregularities. She is speaking with someone who should know plenty about the banker. Not only does Lewis own the mortgage to LBMH, but Alpha Campbell suspects that his wife may have had a tryst with him. Had he not had an affair of his own, it would have been more of an issue.

Worth Moore and Agatha Ambrose are also in the reception area of Laura Bell Memorial Hospital, with Fanny as they investigate the financial shenanigans of their client’s husband lewis state bankAngus. Moving money, for the sake of hiding it, does not make for marital harmony and George Lewis of Lewis State Bank may be in cahoots with the Scot.

“Well ya know, he is friends with Maggie Lou,” states the doctor, “and even gave us the money for this place three years ago, $300,000 dollars.”

“That’s about how much is missing from your joint savings account,” Fanny concludes while Agatha reacts to the sizeable sum. “Where do you send your mortgage payment to Doc?”

Fanny is on to something, suspecting that missing assets were being laundered, away from prying eyes.

“It’s to one of those newfangled post office boxes they have, no street address. Heck, I could be sendin’ our money to a total stranger.

“Here, I have the number: P.O. Box 13 Tallahassee Florida USA. I tried to give it to the bank directly, but Lewis said my $289 dollars should paid by check to that there box.”

“And made out to whom?” Moore hesitates to guess.

“The Consolidated Association of Surgical Hospitals… I leave off the “the”.”

C-A-S-H is the acronym. That is not funny!” The doctor is 62 years old, but Fanny does not suspect senility. She knows what it’s like to have blind faith; trusting, innocent and the opposite of wary. “I think we should find out who rents that post office box.”


Constance Caraway P.I.

Forever Mastadon


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Constance Caraway P.I. ~ Episode 123

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Constance Caraway P.I. ~ Episode 123

…Constance’s “friend” Fanny is back home in Tallahassee working on a case referred to CCPI by attorney  Moore…

“Dr. Sapp speaking,” the Havana Florida doctor awkwardly answers his own office phone. Staff nurses have not made the smooth transition to office secretary, so he does not force the issue.

“My name is Fanny Stanwick from Jacksonville and I have been referred to you by our family physician.”

“Always happy to help my fellow doctors, what is your situation?” Had he not just dealt with a Jacksonville teen not all that long ago? Must be a coincidence.

“It’s not me,” Fanny does not lie about that, but she is no more a mother than a bull moose. “My daughter Millicent has missed two cycles and we are afraid she may be with child.”

“How unfortunate; has she ever missed before?”

“Well she is only…….,” she makes up a number, “…. 14.”

“That is awfully young Mrs. Stanwick.”

“It is Miss Stanwick doctor.”

An unmarried mother has a pregnant teen; if that isn’t a recipe for disaster. If he had a dollar for every white girl that had come a beggin’ to end her pregnancy, he would be rich by now. But he is rich and he has gotten many a Caucasian parent off the embarrassment hook. But he is old and he is tired of risking his retirement doing something that the state of Florida has deemed a felony.

“I’m not accepting new patients, but I do have names of good doctors who do abortions, most of them are in South Carolina though,” he is trying not to overuse that Alpha Campbell over at Laura Bell Memorial Hospital in Tallahassee, but he sees a desperate mother’s big puppy eyes and relents. “There is a Doc Campbell; he is black, but very proficient in the field.”


Constance Caraway P.I.

Forever Mastadon


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Alpha Omega M.D. – People, Places, Things

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 Alpha Omega M.D.

People – Places – Things

 

Main Characters:

DOCTOR ALPHA OMEGA CAMPBELL

MAGGIE LOU CAMPBELL

ALPHA CAMPBELL (Mizzel) – #1 Campbell daughter

LAURA BELL CAMPBELL (McLoud) – #2 Campbell daughter

ZILLAH CAMPBELL (Shirley) – #3 Campbell daughter

FRANKLIN MCLOUD (LAURA BELL)

R. WORTH MOORE – A.O. Campbell attorney

GEORGE LEWIS – Lewis State Bank

AUDREY FRANICH – Girl who died causing A.O. downfall

MRS. ADDIE GRAY – Mother of Audrey Franich

JOHN FERRELL – Patriarch Ferrell’s Grocery

MARTHA FERRELL – Wife & Mother

AGNES (NESSIE) FERRELL – Daughter

JAMES FERRELL – Son

JOSEPH – Ferrell house servant

PRINCESS OLLA (LAURA BELL) – Upstairs maid for Ferrell household, et al

JEFFERSON SMYTHWICK – Landlord of Fort Sumter South plantation

ABIGAIL SMYTHWICK – Daughter & girlfriend to James Ferrell

WILLY CAMPBELL – Patriarch

AMANDA CAMPBELL – Matriarch

THE CAMPBELL CHILDREN

  • Hosea – oldest
  • Alfrey (A.O.)
  • Agnes
  • Emily – deceased 1893 est.
  • Francis

HERBERT LOVE – Operator Love Dairies

PHOEBE LOVE – Wife & philanthropist

JACOB HALEY –  School Teacher + President Gadsden County Anti-slavery Society

JACQUES FRANCOIS – Apothecary + member GCASS

THE FABULOUS FLYING BLEAKER BROTHERS – All the way from Czechoslovakia

DOC “ZIGGY” SIEGFRIED ENDLICHOFFER – San Luis Lake neighbor to Ferrells

FRIEDA ENDLICHOFFER – Ziggy’s wife

HARV PEARSON – Publisher The Quincy Reporter

JUDITH EASTMAN – Photography pioneers with the Eastman Kodak Company

CLETE WILSUP – Love Dairies truck drive, brother of FRANK – the Love dairy pasteurizer

HANK BLOUNT – Lord of his company town, Father of Charlie

CYRIL ODZ (ODEZICINSKI) – Gadsden County Sheriff

SIR JAMES MATTHEW BARRIE – Scottish playwright

MARY PICKFORD – Actress

CAMILLE DIAZ – Meets A.O. in Atlantic City

SARA FENWICK (FANNY RENWICK)– Proprietor Fenwick Fabriques – witness to mugging

CAROLYN HANES (CONSTANCE CARAWAY)– Writer & “friend” of Sara Fenwick

CHARLES WILSON –  Friends Killed Princess Olla/Laura Bell

CAPTAIN ROBERT FORD – Pan American Pacific Clipper

R WORTH MOORE – SINCLAIR CLAVITT  – A.O.’s new attorneys

AUDRIE FRANICH – A.O. delivers her stillborn baby

MARY GRAY – Audrie’s mother

JOE SLATER – Detective who helps Carolyn Hanes with sting on Leon County Sheriff

WINTHROP JOYCE – Leon County Sheriff

WILBERT HOPKINS – Florida State’s Attorney

HARRY MORRISON – Assistant State’s Attorney

Supporting Characters:

Frank Lightfoot – Starke Prison Guard

Warden Hayes – Starke Prison Warden

Charles Wilson – Capital Plaza Hotel

Samuel Goldblatt III – Holiday Inn Hotel Founder 

Vaughn Mizzel (Alpha husband)

Bill Shirley (Zillah husband)

Lettie Golden – Maggie Lou’s mother, escaped from Sumter w/Campbells

Reverend Bill Johnson – Pastor Faith Resurrection Baptist Church

Edwina Stephens – Family friend

J. Kenty Johnson – Professional colleague of A.O.

Henry Palmer – A.O. advocate (Southeastern Medical Society)

Jim Stack – States Attorney Florida

W.D.(Wilbert) Hopkins – Governor of Florida (States Attorney during Campbell Trial)

Pigface – Plantation Overseer

Lieutenant Commander Maynard Gaskel – Martha (Gaskel) Ferrell’s brother

Reverend Watkins – Officiant at James & Abigail’s wedding

Edna Finkle – Elderly wedding guest

Calvin Falstaff – Weather Bureau Chief

Fulton Allanson III & IV – Editors of the Tallahassee Democrat

Capt. Phileas Longfellow – From the River Queen riverboat

Catfish Al – Albert Wright, cousin of Orville & Wilbur

President William McKinley

Ellsworth Milton Statler – Hotelier

George Eastman – Eastman Kodak, brother of Judith

President Theodore Roosevelt

Ezra Elijah – Traveling Evangelist

Hannah Fielding – Charlie Blount’s girlfriend

Calhoun County Sheriff – Unnamed

Sheriff Hansen – Liberty County sheriff

Charles Bonaparte – Attorney General under T. Roosevelt

President Howard TafT

General Henri Philippe Petain – Battle of Verdun

Colonel Billy Mitchell – WWI flying ace

Rear Admiral William S. Sims – USS Chesapeake Bay

Emmeline Pankhurst– Suffragette

Alice Paul – Suffragist

Sam Shuster – Tallahassee Chief of Police

Juan “Terry” Trippe – CEO Pan American Airways

1st Officer Rod Brown – Pacific Clipper

Barney Sawicki – Crew member falls for Sara Fenwick

Sergeant Vincent Smith – Holloman AFB

Stanley Rogers – Editor @ Harper Books

Ben Wright – Jane Friez – doctors treating Sara Fenwick

Missy Hart – Missy Sanders – A.O.’s abortion patients

Jordan Essington  – Attorney for Missy Sanders

 

Places & Things:

TALLAHASSEE FLORIDA (LEON COUNTY)

STARKE PRISON

LEWIS STATE BANK

HOLIDAY INN

FRENCHTOWN

SAN LUIS LAKE

GADSDEN COUNTY FLORIDA

FORT SUMTER SOUTH PLANTATION

MIDWAY, FLORIDA

QUINCY, FLORIDA

LOVE DAIRIES

GADSDEN COUNTY ANTI-SLAVERY SOCIETY (GCASS)

FERRELL HILLSIDE ESTATE

PENSACOLA & EAST R.R.

THE SINKING OF BATTLESHIP MAINE IN HAVANA CUBA 1898

SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR

THE GALVESTON HURRICANE 1900

THE U.S. WEATHER BUREAU

THE TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

MISSISSIPPI RIVER DELTA (RIVER QUEEN)

PAN-AMERICAN EXPOSITION 

BUFFALO/NIAGARA FALLS NEW YORK STATE

THE QUINCY REPORTER

ROCHESTER NEW YORK

SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE 1906

BLOUNTSTOWN FLORIDA

THE FBI ESTABLISHED

WORLD WAR I

SS OSCAR II

PERTH SCOTLAN

ATLANTIC CITY N.J.

FENWICK’S FABRIQUES

PAN AMERICAN AIRWAYS PACIFIC CLIPPER

WORLD WAR II

TRINCOMALEE CEYLON

ROSWELL NEW MEXICO

WALTER REED ARMY HOSPITAL

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Alpha Omega M.D.

People, Places, Things

Episode Catalog – Alpha Omega M.D.

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Alpha Omega M.D.

Episode Catalog

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Episode #1    https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5rG  Chapter One – ALPHA AND OMEGA

Episode #2    https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5yS

Episode #3    https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5z0

Episode #4    https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5z6

Episode #5    https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5zu

Episode #6    https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5zz

Episode #7    https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5zE

Episode #8    https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5zT

Episode #9    https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5A7

Episode #10  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5Ac

Episode #11  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5Ai

Episode #12  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5Ay

Episode #13  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5Ax

Episode #14  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5B1

Episode #15  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5B8

Episode #16  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5Bp

Episode #17  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5Bu

Episode #18  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5By

Episode #19  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5BE  Chapter Two – LEON TO GADSDEN

Episode #20  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5BV

Episode #21  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5C4

Episode #22  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5C9

Episode #23  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5Cj

Episode #24  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5Cw

Episode #25  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5Cy

Episode #26  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5CR

Episode #27  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5CS

Episode #28  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5CZ

Episode #29  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5Dc

Episode #30  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5Dy

Episode #31  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5Dx

Episode #32  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5DR

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Episode #36  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5Ef

Episode #37  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5Eq

Episode #38  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5Et   Chapter Three – CHANGES

Episode #39  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5EI

Episode #40  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5EN

Episode #41  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5F2

Episode #42  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5F6

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Episode #59  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5GW

Episode #60  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5Hj

Episode #61  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5Hi   Chapter Four – TREE OF LIFE

Episode #62  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5Hr

Episode #63  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5HE

Episode #64  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5HL

Episode #65  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5HS

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Episode #78  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5Jx

Episode #79  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5JE    Chapter Five – HORIZONS

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Episode #81  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5JZ

Episode #82  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5K7

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Episode #101  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5M4

Episode #102  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5Mg   Chapter Six – A FRESH ONE HUNDRED

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Episode #104  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5My

Episode #105  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5MJ

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Episode #118  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5Or

Episode #119  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5Ow

Episode #120  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5OD  Chapter Seven – END CAREER BEGINNING

Episode #121  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5OK

Episode #122  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5OS

Episode #123  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5OW

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Episode #129  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5PJ

Episode #130  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5PZ

Episode #131  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5Qj

Episode #132  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5Qp

Episode #133  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5QN

Episode #134  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5QZ

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Episode #141  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5Sw    Chapter Eight – DEEDS TO A DYNASTY

Episode #142  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5SI

Episode #143  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5T6

Episode #144  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5Tj

Episode #145  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5TF

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Episode #155  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5VD

Episode #156  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5VT

Episode #157  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5W3   Chapter Nine – SHIFTING SANDS

Episode #158  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5Wh

Episode #159  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5Wq

Episode #160  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5WE

Episode #161  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5WN

Episode #162  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5Xy

Episode #163  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5XN

Episode #164  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5XQ

Episode #165  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5Y8

Episode #166  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5YA

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Episode #169  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-5Zb

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Episode #179  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-60Z   Chapter Ten – ALLIES

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Episode #201  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-66J   Chapter Eleven – BALANCE OF POWER

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Episode #220  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-6bi   Chapter Twelve  CARELESS WHISPERS

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Episode #235  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-6et   Chapter Thirteen – FROM THE ASHES

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Episode #255  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-6im   Chapter Fourteen – LESSONS NOT LEARNED

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Episode #269  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-6lz   Chapter Fifteen – HOSPITALITY

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Episode #283  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-6o6   Chapter Sixteen – INHOSPITABLE

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Episode #297  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-6qI    Chapter Seventeen – LOOKING UP

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Episode #313  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-6tR   Chapter Eighteen – LOOKING DOWN

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Episode #321  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-6vo   Chapter Nineteen – TRIALS AND TRIUMPH

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Episode #332  https://wp.me/p2MBwN-6xb   Chapter Twenty – CLOSURE

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That’s a Wrap! — THE LIFE AND TIMES OF A BLACK SOUTHERN DOCTOR

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That’s a Wrap! — THE LIFE AND TIMES OF A BLACK SOUTHERN DOCTOR

Sad End Happy

 

Chapters:Hospitable, Inhospitable flies us to Area 51 and an alien
contact. Good ol’ Newt Swackhammer, what a guy. The government
calls him a crank. But 1947 harbors both UFO’s and the bricks &
mortar of Laura Bell Memorial Hospital. Born of Alpha Campbell’s
spirit, the building itself is one large lightning rod; meant for good,
yet attracting an onslaught of controversy and hardship.

____368 Gwendolyn Hoff

We look back at Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks, along with
the world of Cinderella. And then bounce ahead to Michael Rennie
Walt Disney; what an odyssey of entertainment. Can you hear the
music of Scott Joplin and Duke Ellington? The Duke was supposed to
appear in 1954, but my unplanned plot-change got in the way; putting off the other depressing, mood killing stuff.

As for the remainder of The Life and Times, not so many pages
back, your imagination is the king. My imagination has splattered the
backdrop of history from way back in 1896, all the way up to the dawn
of John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Just the dawn in 1959 mind you, then you are
reeled back to days of trial in 1955.

Isn’t that rude?

But look at the payoff. Instead of an old man
in jail, we happen on a Laura Bell Memorial Hospital with a future. What
a shame. This is the way it should have ended for one of the first
Black doctors in Florida. In my rosy reality,  Alice’s wonderful Looking Glass helped me make lemonade out of lemons.

Alice meeting Tweetle Dee & Tweetle Dum

Alpha O. Campbell, M.D. deserved a better fate. Gwendolyn
Hoff has given it to him. Thank you for the privilege of writing this
story.

A.O., God rest your soul. It has been one wild ride!

THE END

• Chapter Fifteen HOSPITALITY  292
• Chapter Sixteen INHOSPITABLE  309
• Chapter Seventeen LOOKING UP  326
• Chapter Eighteen LOOKING DOWN  343
• Chapter Nineteen Trials and Triumph  351
• Chapter Twenty CLOSURE  363

That’s a Wrap! — THE LIFE AND TIMES OF A BLACK SOUTHERN DOCTOR

“Back to regular programming like Cracked History, World Wide Words, Quotes and Top Tenz lists for a week, before I start my next book THE RETURN TRIP.”

Science Fiction from Gwenny

WWI to WWII — LATOBSD Recap

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WWI to WWII– LATOBSD Recap

Skipping the Messy Stuff

 * Chapter Ten ALLIES  196
• Chapter Eleven BALANCE OF POWER  221
• Chapter Twelve CARELESS WHISPERS  241
• Chapter Thirteen FROM THE ASHES  258
• Chapter Fourteen LESSONS NOT LEARNED  278

All the earlier chapters are a lead-up to our late involvement in WWI,      where we meet Sir James Matthew Barrie, the prolific playwright and cousin to John Ferrell. John Ferrell’s supply ship, the Panama City, never a real ship, was not sunk by U-Boat submarines, though the elder Ferrell

____The Life and Times of a Black Southern Doctor 367

did indeed die in 1916; such a blue-blooded way to die, helping your
Scottish ancestors through a tough time.

10 and 11 encompass that bloody 1st world war, along with the
deadly influenza that started in Europe and traveled back to the US.
30 million people died worldwide and that is about the time that
Alpha Omega Campbell began practicing medicine.

After the doctor and Maggie wed in 1918, they both had affairs
that produced children. Maggie’s dalliance produced middle daughter,
Laura. That little child was so fair-skinned, isn’t that right banker Lewis? Alpha, for his part, did father a child; it’s just that whether it was with Camille
Diaz is buried among the Careless Whispers of reality.

Those Roaring years of flappers and debauchery are bypassed…

…here, as is the Great Depression. It seems the author (me) does not deal
well with hard times, which resurfaces in the closing chapters, a.k.a.
the happy, or rather calm ending. So From the Ashes emerges the
mid-1930’s. We lose great characters Harv Pearson, Herb Love and
Phoebe. We’ve already left the Endlichoffer’s behind and the elder
Ferrells.

James Ferrell becomes the Dr.’s lawyer and we are (re) introduced
to Carolyn Hanes (Constance Caraway Private Eye) and her lover
Sara Fenwick (Fanny Renwick). Like the incest episode between James
and Agnes, this Lesbian relationship is a glimpse into life behind closed doors, as well as in real life.

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Chapter 1 Tone-Setter for LATOBSD

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Chapter 1 Tone-Setter

 

LATOBSD covers roughly 60 years, more than enough trips around
the sun to both meet and say goodbye to too many fine people;
From the spring of youth, to the winter of maturity, from the dawn of unrighteousness, to the sunset of discontentment.

In the interest of accuracy, I will sort through the most flagrant
fracturing of history perpetrated by little ol’ me. Remember the
“Rocky and Bullwinkle” feature: Fractured Fairy Tales? If you are too
young . . . . here are some pictures.


So . . . . here we go, hop-scotching from through the pages of
The Life and Times of a Black Southern Doctor, sifting from front
to back. Feel free to leaf back to the earlier pages, to refresh your
memory. And I will try not to rush.

____The Life and Times of a Black Southern Doctor 365

If you want to leave well enough alone and believe that all things
I penned are true (you’d be wrong), thank you investing your time and money to read LATOBSD.

For the rest of you:

Nearly all of the main Tallahassee characters were real people.
I used their actual names and because of the volatile nature of the
events, especially in the long-ago 1950’s. If I had fictionalized their names, I could never have kept them all straight. Who they were and what was their
relation to A.O. Campbell needed to be as is. Perhaps it is due to my
simple mind, but George Lewis, Charles Wilson, Franklin McLoud,
the Dr.’s nurses, the Dr.’s attorneys, the Prosecutors, Starke Prison and
Audrie Franich, all appearing in chapter 1, are real. Their true role and actions are my guessing(s), for the sake of an interesting story.

Now, some of the machinations surrounding his trial and
subsequent imprisonment, well that is a combination of speculation
and fictionalization on my part. In the afterglow of true history, none of this tinkering affects the outcome; in real life he was tried and convicted.

I skipped the trial completely. Had I not, the book would be 50 pages longer and even more frustrating. And the book would have ended on a real downer.

Peabody and Sherman

Chapter 1  Tone-Setter

Closure — Line-by-Line LATOBSD

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Closure — Line-by-Line LATOBSD

 

In fact, had I been true to the facts, we would have continued on from Chapter One to 1959.

But, and it is a big (upper case BUT),

as I came to Chapter Eighteen,
LOOKING DOWN, I knew I could not bring myself to play it out
the way it really did. I began to plot an amended beginning, which
morphed into the last chapter, TRIALS AND TRIUMPH. All along,
#19 was going to be about the trial, of which I have the majority of
the original transcript here as well.

Depressing, is the only way I can portray the trial of a 67 year
old. Did he do wrong things, sure, but he was of ill health and did
not deserve the ending that ultimately came to pass. And yes, his wife
did die 1 1/2 years into his incarceration.

What did actually happen at that sad time? I don’t have anything
to go on and that is where ‘historical fiction’ comes to bear; the word f-i-c-t-i-o-n, look it up. Creation, vision, fable, fantasy, tale are all used as synonyms. I prefer the latter. LATOBSD is a tale of epic dimension.

“When it came to the time to finish-up a book that I had worked 12 years (0n and off), I found myself dreading having to leave the reader with a lonely, broken man;  no money, no wife, no medicine, no future.

“How convenient is the genre of Historical Fiction? Don’t like the facts, make something up, make something good up. Need a BFF for one of your favorite characters? How’s Mary Pickford for you?”

(does anyone even remember Mary Pickford? It is history man, learn it!)

Gwenny  

Closure — Line-by-Line LATOBSD