Nurse for Dr. Lauf
...One cold sandstomy night I went with Dr. Lauf to a dugout off out on a ranch somewhere to assist him in delivering a baby. I thought we would never get there because of the sandstorm..he could barely see the trail. Anyway..I was responsible for keeping his bag equiped..but I forgot to put the string in to tie the cord...so Dr. Lauf used his shoe string. I was horrified..and figured I would really get a lecture from him on the the way back to the hospital. Finally he said "next time you pack my bag please put in an extra pair of shoestrings".
That was all he said all the way back. He was a wonderful doctor to work with...
Pat (Ellyson) Kelly
Isham Tubbs 1852-1947
Isham Tubbs came by freight wagon to the Plains on August 10, 1890. He served on the first grand jury, first school board and helped organize the First Methodist Church. He was the first person to clear and plow land in this area.
He had lumber shipped by rail to Plainview from East Texas. Plainview was the last rail point and the lumber had to be hauled by freight wagon to Lubbock from Plainview. He built a 17 room home which still stands west of Lubbock.
This information was taken from the AJ obituary. Mr. Tubbs died September 23, 1947 at the age of 95.
Submitted by Sara Tubbs McKee
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