Am I the only one with a dumb kid??

Gilligan

#*! boat!
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My mom's from a country family, it was 50/50 whether we were getting sewed up in the ER or at home.
Same here. Learned to sew my own up if it was something I could get to with both hands...

I keep suture kits handy in my first aid bags. Had a drunk guy at one of my parties lay his leg open to the bone practically from ankle to knee when he mistepped down on to a sharp piece of tubing while getting in to his boat. I sewed him up before a ride showed up to take him to the hospital; they redid all my work (final repairs required two layers of stitches and that's beyond my skill level) but they told him that what I did saved them a lot of time and wasted dead tissue by closing the wound so quckly like I did.
 

LightRoasted

If I may ...
If I may ...

In our bathroom, growing up, under the sink was a medicine/bandage box, one of those big metal ones. Got used quite a bit. I'd say sometimes after doing something stupid, "dad, thinking I need a doctor". He'd take a look and then say, no ya don't boy, off to the bathroom we went, where he would get to work fixing. Had a deep long about an inch and a half cut once, he just cleaned it up, pinched the wound together while wrapping gauze tightly around, and it healed right up. Broken bones on the other hand ....
 
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