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Roger in Peoria after Ear Operation (1971) | by roger4336
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Roger in Peoria after Ear Operation (1971)

I am on the balcony of my apartment in Peoria, Illinois in January 1971. I had an ear operation in Chicago a few days earlier. I wore this bandage until I saw the doctor a week later.


I was working for Caterpillar Tractor Co. (now Caterpillar Inc.). This was a Monday, and I went to work as usual. I was in no discomfort and was perfectly able to work. Nonethless, about two hours after I arrived at the office, my boss told me to go home, and not return to work until lthe bandage was off.


This gave me some unxpected vacation, or sick leave. I guess my appearance did not fit in with the office, even though we rarely had visitors in my department.

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Taken on January 18, 1971