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 Monday, September 29, 2014
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The Franklin News-Post
P. O. Box 250
310 Main Street, SW
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
540-483-5113
Fax: 540-483-8013

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Liver for lunch? Anyone?
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It's difficult to imagine the reaction on kids' faces if they went to the cafeteria at school and found the main course for lunch was liver.

And when they learned there were no other options if they didn't bring their own lunch, well, it would not be a pleasant sight.

It would be interesting to see how many would eat it. Probably not many.

Liver was actually the main course for lunch at Franklin County High School one day 50 years ago, as it was from time to time at many schools during that era. Beans topped the menu on occasion as well, and many vegetables were served.

We had a hamburger sometimes, hot dogs, too. But the variety of food was relatively healthy, and almost all of it was made from scratch.

Of course, it's all about being relative. That is, we were not used to anything else. You ate what was in front of you at school or at home. We did not have many choices in much of anything.

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Morris is back at work
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By MORRIS STEPHENSON -

Well, it's back at work again on Monday, only I've missed a week on the job. Most folks don't know that I spent last Monday through Friday at Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital, where I found I'm always welcome.

What kicked off an attack of chronic bronchitis, a condition I've had for sometime, I don't have a clue. But a week ago Monday when I walked across the hall from the bedroom to the bath, I was gasping for breath.

Some time later, conditions hadn't improved so I called late wife Hazel's #1 daughter Debra who drove me to CFMH, where I was admitted after some emergency treatments and blood work. Dr. Ben Philpott insisted I needed to stay at least another day, and I really couldn't argue with that logic.

So they put me down at the end of the hall in Room 118.

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