Tractor, Male Hormones and Mother's Day

Tractor, Male Hormones and Mother's Day 2011 
Great Mother’s Day for lovely wife.
Master Po do it again. He getting better with age. Four days after coming home from hospital in Pittsburgh he get doctor permission to cut grass with riding mower.
He go to cabin and cut grass because it is very high there. To passer-by, it look like Master Po try to cut water level down in pond with riding mower. That not the case, but tractor does drag Master Po into pond and like good captain, I go down with ship. Actually tractor drag Master Po in the water in reverse. Too bad no one have video camera.
When Master Po surface, cold water prevent him from realizing large gash and bruise on thigh. So he drive to Honorable Vernon Young house to get help. Honorable Young help Master Po get submerged vehicle out of water 8 ft. deep, at least. And 18 feet from shore. Apparently tires make tractor float out deeper into pond.
This episode not good for heart, blood thinners, pacemaker, atrial Fib, or black & blue & swollen groin from previous hospital stay. Master Po not feel good going home, as cold water wear off. But he know he get many hours of being yelled at if he tell anyone of mishap. This especially true with wife, daughters and now daughter in law all here in Temple to let Master Po have it. So, he not say anything to anyone. He just limp.
But Friday, Honorable Vernon ask Mrs. Po at school how Master Po is doing. Cat now out of bag.
To make very long tale shorter – Master Po take coumadin (blood thinner) and have to go to emergency room in Altoona hospital on Mother’s Day. This following ruining Easter Sunday for family cause of trip to Pittsburgh in April. Today Master Po has very swollen hematoma in thigh, much swelling in knee area too, has gash in leg, and leg turning pretty shade of purple. Too bad Easter is over. Purple color arrive too late.

Women in Temple not impressed with vivid colors. They all still mad at Master Po. Funny, young Dave, being male, not have much to say about this whole episode.
This because young Dave like Master Po have testosterone in system, which cause men to do things like this. Women have estrogen which make them soft, cuddly, smarter than men, and great advice givers. Estrogen also cause women to argue with men, but it not their fault.
Oh, yes, Master Po about 10 years ago, short wire tractor, so when operator fall off seat, tractor still run, in gear. He was getting tired of shutting down and restarting tractor every time he jump off and get back on. This whole tactic to save time due to male hormones too. Women not understand this at all.
If you see Master Po, on crutches, badly swollen leg, and carrying ice pack – ignore him. Give Mrs. Po huge hug instead.

My Roots - The Potchaks - circa 1927

My Roots - The Potchaks - circa 1927
From Left: Son, Steve - Dad, Frank - Mom, Anastasia (Makar) - Sons; John, Mike, Frank, Chuck (Author's Dad) - Twins, Pete & Mary - Daughter, Catherine. Photo taken in Wilmore, PA