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Chapter 11 - Dreamers

Based upon an untold true Life Story

43 Ambulance

Unknown elevated Queensborough Bridge used for ambulances to get down to Welfare Island Hospitals back in the 1940's

CHAPTER 11

MEMORY LANE -- PNEUMONIA 1943

The wind was blowing so hard my dad had to tie me to a tree to keep me from blowing away..........The rain was coming down so furiously that one could not see more than a few feet in front of them.......We were marooned on an island and it looked like a tsunami would over take all of us that remained.......And than it happened.........I woke up.........It was early in the morning when I awoke and that is why I remembered the dream so well......usually if I had a dream late at night or when first going to sleep I would forget the dream and never remember it again........But this dream happened just before I would wake and so it was so vivid to me, in my mind, when I woke up.............

When I saw my mom that morning I could not wait to tell her of this furious dream that scared me so much the night before.......After all I was only 8 years old......She consoled me and maybe that's what I was looking for and I would than completely forget the dream.......That's what a mothers love will do for their children as we fortunately all know.......

Two or three weeks would go bye and while I was laying in bed I can recall my picture floating in the air and swinging back and forth in front of me.......The picture of me was making horrible and awful faces at me........I didn't deserve this......I had not done anything wrong to warrant this punishment but the picture would not stop this cruel abuse..........I kept telling my mom and dad of this abuse and they tryed to console me but to no avail.......They called the doctor......In those days the doctors came to the house to check on a sick person always carrying a black bag.......I always wondered what magic tricks they carried in their black bag....This time there would be no magic involved as I had a 106 degree temperature........Someone would call for an ambulance as there was no magic tricks in that black bag to cure this degree of illness in those days......

When the ambulance arrived the attendances came up to our floor located in an apartment building on 1st ave and 88th Street in Manhattan.... http://www.americantorque.com/page/0/3301/ ....I believe they had a stretcher with them that they used to take me down the stairs to the waiting ambulance..........I can remember it was raining and my dad was carrying an umbrella over me while on the stretcher so as not to get wet.........The attendances put me in the ambulance and my dad would sit in the back with me while the ambulance headed for the hospital......When the ambulance arrived at the Queens Borough Bridge on 59th street it would continue over the bridge, stopping in the middle and entering a small compartment but big enough to hold the ambulance.......We descended down in this large compartment, that I would later come to know as an elevator.......at the bottom of this trip in this compartment we landed on an island known as Welfare Island*......The ambulance continued on to the hospital and it was still raining..........I believe all the buildings on that island were hospitals in those days......I can recall that I would spend about a week at that hospital and I would become better and healthy again.......

After the weeks stay at the hospital I would return home again on First Ave and 88th Street.....All my family and friends would be there to greet me home.....with the passing of several weeks of recuperating at home, my mom would ask me if I remembered the story of the dream that I told her I had had.....I did and just wondered what it all meant.........Was it a co-incident or was it "The Adjustment Bureau" at work..?????

* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roosevelt_Island ......... Note: Known as Welfare Island from 1921 to 1973....

nick ......6/8/2011


Video and audio clips

1943 Ambulance at end of video.


The "Adjustment Bureau" at work.


Was it a dream or maybe it was just plain old witchcraft......I have invited Frank to once again explain this phenomenon to us.....Thanks Frank for the wonderful song and explanation too ~ And while I'm at it " Happy 100 year Birthday " that I am told is just in two days on Saturday...


Just maybe instead of taking the ambulance to Welfare Island they should have taken me there by way of " The Yellow Submarine ".......And John Happy 75th too ~ We all love you and salute you too


...Roy will explain what happens "In Dreams" so listen closely



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nickmon4321 on May 30, 2015 said:

..Unfortunately and eventually all good things must come to an end which includes life saving Hospitals such as the one they took me to when I had Pneumonia in '43....

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nickmon4321 on Dec 10, 2015 said:

For those individuals who would like to see how my life saving Hospital has been removed brick by brick in a speed motion just click on the link in the comment above

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