This story was collected in 2011 by the Alabama Humanities Foundation.
Marilyn Dark Blanks of Alexander City, Alabama, describes her parents' careers, beginning with how her father worked as a physician and made house calls, even late at night. She begged him to let her come along though she was often terrified of being left alone in the car as he attended his patients. "When he would come out, I always say, 'Well Daddy, what did they have?' And he'd always say, 'They had the episuedics.' And that was his way of maintaining patient privacy." Marilyn also chats about her mother, who was an artist and photographer and attended Sophie Newcomb Memorial College.