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Dr. Blake: Our country doctor




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April 2, 2014 | 5,038 views | 1 comment

By Ruby Taylor Leonard

Most people don’t know there were two Dr. Blakes in Floresville -- old Dr. Blake and young Dr. Blake.

Since we had a large family -- Dad, Mom, and eight children -- old Dr. Blake often made house calls. Sometimes when he visited someone in our area, he would drop by our house to see if everyone was OK.

I adored Dr. Blake. When I was very young, I had been given a China doll, which I loved dearly. One day, I accidentally dropped and broke my doll in several pieces. I told Mama that Dr. Blake could fix it. Mama gathered the pieces and placed them in a box. Mama thought I would probably forget.

As soon as he came again, I immediately ran and got the box and took it to sweet old Dr. Blake. He sat down with a bottle of glue and mended my doll.

Looking back, I know he had many important things to do. But that day, he took time to mend a little girl’s heart.

Ruby Taylor Leonard is a resident of Floresville and credits Forney Messenger columnist Ken Leonard for inspiring her to write poetry.
 

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Lois Wauson  
Floresville, TX  
April 2, 2014 12:48pm
 
I too remember old Dr. Blake. He was a beloved typical country doctor.

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