Ode to Dr. Selmon

The Stamford American caught up with Dr. Tony Selmon last Friday getting a haircut from J. W. Golden at Service Barber Shop. Dr. Selmon celebrated his 97th  birthday on February 1.
The Stamford American caught up with Dr. Tony Selmon last Friday getting a haircut from J. W. Golden at Service Barber Shop. Dr. Selmon celebrated his 97th birthday on February 1.

From the Nurses on Second Station-7:00 to 3:00 shift

December 31, 1982

 

How charming was your patience

To your patients, you were faithful

Regardless of the trials

You were never hateful.

Your slow, deliberate manner was ever so endearing.

Your words of gentle scolding

Came from a heart that's caring.

You came when e'er we called you,

And you stayed while you were needed.

Your orders seemed to do the trick

That is...when they were heeded.

Through cold September evenings

And through steamy July nights,

You stood nearby through the times

Of school games and cowboy fights.

Your zeal for Stamford Bulldogs

Was a much renowned fact.

If your favorite team should ever lose,

It was not for enthusiasm lacked.

The Sunday rounds just seemed to last

For days and days and days,

But by the end, you had achieved

Your Sunday School delay.

For EKG's turned backwards

And for words spelled so unwise,

For these and covered graphic sheets

We do apologize.

The babies that you welcomed,

And the mothers that you treated

All loved you much more warmly

Than the delivery room was heated.

For these and many other things

That we could never say,

"God, Bless Dr. Selmon, please!"

For this we humbly pray.

~V. Newell

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Comments: 4
  • #1

    Molly Boles Clements (Tuesday, 17 February 2015 04:22)

    Love you Tony B.

  • #2

    Dorothy Clark (Tuesday, 17 February 2015 15:56)

    He was a really SPECIAL Doctor, and a true friend....so dedicated and caring.

  • #3

    Debbie Anders Pringle (Wednesday, 17 February 2016 06:36)

    He is a wonderful caring man. I will always feel honored to have worked with him in the 70's in surgery and delivery.

  • #4

    Diane Rider Kitchen (Wednesday, 17 February 2016 07:31)

    What a wonderful example for all! We were so blessed to have him in our special little town. I will forever be grateful to him for coming out to Mom and Judge's house on Christmas Eve. Our two year old son was so sick with a fever and Dr Selmon came over and tended to him. Thank you wonderful servant!