Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Auntie Beehive's Surgeries


I've been thinking of my Auntie Beehive quite a bit lately because I just experienced major surgery for the first time. Auntie Beehive experienced major surgery many times during her life. Nothing phased her about doctors, surgery or hospitals. I guess she had seen and done it all.

But Auntie Beehive never said "I had surgery" or "they operated on me" or anything like that. No, Auntie Beehive ALWAYS said that she "had to go under the knife." She had to go under the knife for this. She had to go under the knife for that.

So when I told my Mom about my impending surgery, I made sure to say "Yes, I have to go under the knife!" That gave us a little laugh because we both knew whose favourite phrase that was! Thanks, Auntie Beehive!

12 comments:

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

"Auntie Beehive ALWAYS said that she "had to go under the knife." "

Yeppers, people like "Auntie Beehaive" had a simple way of putting things.

Which begs the question, Why not simple? I like simple. I like straight forward. I like less words, to say more meaning.

Now! If only I could master my "likes," in my own discourse. -grin-

Jeanne said...

I can remember hearing (while growing up - decades ago) an Aunt I had would use that saying.
Must be something to do with the era in which they themselves grew up...

Judy said...

Scary stuff... under the knife...

faerwillow said...

~that phrase is what my father said to me when i had to get my tonsils out...he left me quitescared..."under the knife"...all could dream about for days leading up to it...a great big huge knife...warm wishes and brightest blessings~

Little Messy Missy said...

Hope it all went well!

Crystalrainbow said...

Ohh what a scarey thought 'under the knife' dont think i'll be using that term it conjours up not a pretty picture x x hugs

jaz@octoberfarm said...

auntie beehive sounds like she was a cool chick!

madtexter ☺☺☺☺☺☺ (corey james) said...

TINA! BRING ME THE SCALPEL! It's great that you and your family can see the humor in something so serious, but only because your aunt gave that memory to you.

I always try to find the humor in a bad situation; it's what keeps me sane...and those seemingly trying times are always my fondest memories.

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

i bet she was right there 'under the knife' with you

miss*R said...

I read the previous post and this one and your Auntie Beehive was a strong woman from the sounds of it..
bet she was with you when you went under the knife ;)

L said...

I guess you could liken surgery to being under the knife! Graphic but true! PS...I did love specialising in general surgical nursing for the first 4 years of my nursing career for that reason: the gorey, not so glory part of nursing!!!

Magaly Guerrero said...

Going "under the knife" sounds much cooler. I think I'll start using it too!