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.Amanda Spivey 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.
has an EXTREME fear of clowns.
19.Nikki was a ballerina.
20.Nikki mastered the art of making fine chocolates
21.Nikki has been married
seven times and has 9 kids.
22.Dr. Matthews'son Ryan was born at a gestational age when abortions are done.
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.Amanda is afraid of butterflies.
27.Amalie's favorite past time is underwater basketweaving.
28.Amalie and Dr Wilkins were both born on a great grandmother's
to go wild turkey hunting.
first experience in medicine was delivering baby sheep.
31. Nikki has bungee jumped more than 10 times and wants to go skydiving.
32. Nikki has a beagle named "Banana."
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 more often.
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).
15.Nonsense. 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
19. Trivia - Nikki danced in theaters across NC from
age 3 though age 17
20. NONSENSE. She would love to go to France to see the sights, and learn about the culture.
The only interest she has in chocolate is in eating it.
21. She has been married only once to her current wonderful husband that is the
father of her two girls.
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).
- 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?
27.Nonsense. It's actually crocheting.
28.Triva. 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.
29.Trivia - She is known as the Ghengis Khan of the turkeys
32. Nonsense. She does have a beagle named after a fruit but it is not a banana. Her name is Strawberry.
*Larry, Mao, and Curly Tse Tong
after getting off of the ventilator.
Wearing size 5 wedding band as a bracelet