Joe, this is getting interesting. My Mom told me the story about her appendix. She was playing in the same tournament and coming out of an elevator in her hotel and they actually burst, which back then was usually fatal. I am trying to track down Pat Yeomans but at 95 I'm not sure if she is using email etc. but in her book she noted my Mom and her and Joe were good friends and often doubles partners. You can email me direct at email@example.com
and we can communicate off line and exchange phone numbers etc. Thanks for responding.