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.