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Dr. Blake: Our country doctor
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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