My mother told me when daddy was in the field plowing, his field hand brought him home in terrible pain. I was not born yet. Elizabeth was about 1 year old. They took daddy to the hospital, Dr. Hill called momma and said, “I’m sorry Mrs. Sommerer the appendix has broken, the poisonn will kill him!” Momma said, ” NO IT WON’T! YOU WASH HIM OUT REAL CLEAN AND HE WILL LIVE!” Dr. Hill said, ” It’s never been done before!” She said, “YOU DO IT!” He did, and saved daddy’s life.