Are the following Trivia (true) or Nonsense ?
1.Dr. Matthews has read the entire Bible over 30
2.P.A. Amalie Shanks has a horse named "Snickers."
3.Dr.Matthews is on his third
marriage. His first wife died tragically after eating poison mushrooms. His second wife died from head injuries
(she wouldn't eat the mushrooms).
4.Office manager Dawn's hobby is making tasty gelatin desserts.
Matthews has no TV at home.
6.CNA Shay teaches Chinese braille to blind albinos.
7.Dr. Matthews does
several impossible things almost every day.
8.Dr. Matthews is a former dictator of China.
Matthews' wife, Diana, is one of the smartest women in the world.
10.Meghan Nance can burp the alphabet.
11.Dr. Wilkins has a robotic pet dog named Otis.
12.Ryan, Dr. Matthews's son, sleeps with the dog, Rufus (when Ryan is not at medical school).
13. Spanish interpreter, Luis has strong opinions about the military ("Rather than building
new, bigger and better weapons of mass destruction, we ought to First, concentrate on getting more use out of those we already
14.As a small child,Dr. Matthews made a list of all the things he wanted to do when
he grew up. That list included the following: preach, be a doctor, be a Navy officer, work at Krispy Kreme doughnuts,
work at McDonalds (because his Dad worked there),work at a toy factory (what child wouldn't?) and be a skydiver. If true,he
did all but one. Is this alleged list "trivia" or "nonsense"? If trivia, which goal has he not yet
15.As a child, Dr.
Wilkins played for a basketball team that went undefeated.
16.In medical school, Dr Matthews double majored
in umbilicus and spleen.
17.Dr Matthews prays for his staff and patients on a daily basis.
18.Marcy has an EXTREME fear of clowns.
19.Marcy's dream is to be on the show, "The Singing Bee"
20.Marcy is a huge Boston Red Sox fan.
21.Marcy's pants fell almost completely
off on stage at a dance recital in 2010.
22.Dr. Matthews'son Ryan was born at a gestational age when abortions
23.Spanish interpreter Diana lived in Seville Spain.
24.CNA Shay is a great housekeeper.
25.CNA Shay Collins is undefeated in Kickboxing, and female sumo wresting.
26.Meghan Nance is afraid
favorite past time is underwater basketweaving.
28.Amalie and Dr Wilkins were both born on a great grandmother's birthday.
29.Marcy honeymooned in Las Vegas in 2010
first experience in medicine was delivering baby sheep.
1.Trivia - actually closer to 40 times.
Although Dr. Matthews generally avoids sugar, everytime he finishes the entire Bible, he treats himself to a banana split
(the only time he ever eats one). If you see him eating a banana split, congratulate him.
That is the name of a candy bar.
3.Nonsense. Dr. Matthews has been married to the same wonderful woman since
August, 1985. It is a first marriage for both of these college sweethearts. At the time of this writing,
Dr.Matthews has been happily married over 26 years. Diana, on the other hand has been happily married 2 of these years (the
operative word is "happily").
4.Nonsense - Her hobby is actually collecting potatoes that look
like famous people. "The number that I have that look just like Mr Potato Head ALONE is astounding!"
5.Trivia- Dr. Matthews learned in college that he does not have time for television. His son has been raised without
it. For years he rented a TV in December so the family could watch "A Charlie Brown Christmas," Rudolph the red-nosed
reindeer, etc. Finally, he realized that with the rental $ he spent, he could've purchased a dozen TV's. He finally
purchased one for special occasion use (CHRISTmas time, Olympics)but it is generally locked up in the office and not at the
6.Nonsense. She actually teaches stewardesses that difficult part about the seat belts that they have
to review on airplanes.
7.Trivia - Dr. Matthews can pull things from people's ears, make things float, cause objects
to travel invisibly through the air etc. He has been a magician since the early 1990's.
8.NONSENSE - Every
school child knows the Chinese dictators through the twentieth century*. Dr. Matthews is actually the former dictator
of Indonesia (a job he gave up to have more time with the portion of his family that survived his regime).
9. Unarguably accurate
trivia. Diana is so smart she knows some things that aren't even true. Dr. Matthews is of the opinion that the
husband should always be just a liiiittle bit smarter than the wife in order for a marriage to succeed. There is
widespread speculation, therefore, that Dr. Matthews may, in fact, be the only man in the US that could've married her.
10.Nonsense - She has never tried however. Perhaps if she had a diet coke first.
Dr. Wilkins has never had any pets although he did help to take care of his brother's pet turtle as a child.
12. Trivia - Rufus is indeed allowed to sleep with Ryan. The only problem
with this arrangement is that after a while the dog starts to smell more and more like Ryan. We have to wash the dog
13.Nonsense - He WAS however, upset that the gun shop would not loan him a taser
for a few days to "make sure it works well" before buying it.
14. Trivia - Dr. Matthews did make
such a list as a small child (at that age, he was known as the less formal, "Doc"). If you guessed skydiver,
you are wrong. He was probably the youngest licensed skydiver in the country at age 16 (his parents had to sign a permission
form). The only goal not met is that he has not worked at Krispy Kreme doughnuts. Although never a pastor, he has been asked
to speak at churches and fill in from time to time. Dr. Matthews was a Navy doctor/officer during Desert Shield/Desert
Storm. He worked at McDonalds to make money during high school and college. He did spend a wonderful summmer working
at a toy factory in Charlotte, NC (but did not get to play with the toys much).
He did play for a basketball team but completed the season with only 1 win.
16.Nonsense. There is no
such thing as "majoring" in medical school. He WAS however interested in becoming an orthopedic surgeon until
he learned that "you have to be as strong as an ox and nearly half as smart."
17.Trivia - Dr Matthews prays
for each staff member in the mornings by name. At the end of the workday, he gets a list of the patients seen and
uses that as an afternoon prayer list.
18. Trivia. Her mother dressed her
as a clown for Halloween and she cried at the sight of herself.
19. Trivia - Mary has a good memory and knows tons
of songs word for word.
20. NONSENSE. Marcy is a New York Yankees fan.
Trivia. A very embarrassing time for Marcy.
22. Trivia - Ryan was born at 28 weeks, 5 days gestation (almost
3 months early) and ended up being born on his father's 27th birthday. Abortions are performed at later gestational ages
than this. Dr Matthews has a picture of Ryan shortly after Ryan got off the ventilator. In this picture,
Ryan is wearing his mother's size 5 wedding ring loosely as a wrist bracelet (see picture below and on home page).
23.Trivia - Diana lived in Seville Spain her junior year in college.
24.Nonsense. Shay's grandmother
does all the housekeeping. She has many handy household hints. Example: "for cookouts instead of repelling mosquitos
using smelly torches, hang bags of blood around the perimeter of your outing to attract them away from your guests."
25.Trivia - She has indeed, never been defeated in either of these endeavors.
26.Nonsense - Do you think
she is crazy or something?
It's actually crocheting.
Grannie Shanks was born June 30, 1911 and Amalie was born on June 30 also. Granny Shanks danced a gig in the garden
when she found out. Dr. Wilkins was born on his great grandmother's birthday of Aug 4. In fact several relatives
on his mother's side have birthdays in August including two aunts (on the 11th and 18th), an uncle (on the 6th) and his grandmother
(also on the 18th). In an even more interesting coincidence, all but one of the birthdays always falls on the same day
of the week.
November of 2010 they honeymooned to Las Vegas
*Larry, Mao, and Curly Tse Tong
after getting off of the ventilator.
Wearing size 5 wedding band as a bracelet