The Tale of the Halloween Tool Box

Two years ago, back when B was a lowly M1, we had plans to hand out candy to the neighborhood kids on Halloween. I rushed home from work that day to fill up a big, plastic pumpkin bucket with candy and to anxiously run to door to see the little sprouts in their cute costumes. However as I opened our front door I was immediately stopped by a large, yellow, plastic tool box sitting on the floor in our entry way.

yellow tool box

B was sitting at the dining table studying.

M: What’s this?

B: Bones.

M: Ha ha, no seriously, what is it?

B: Bones. Human bones.

I eyed him with skepticism until he opened the toolbox and pulled out a human foot. (Well, the skeleton of a human foot, held in shape with wires.)

You see, each M1 is issued a Bone Box to study with during their anatomy sequence. That way if they are reading about the metatarsal they can, you know, hold one.

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“The phalange bone is connected to the metatarsal bone, the metatarsal bone is connected to the cuneiform bone. EVERYBODY!”

However, it seemed like a sick joke on behalf of the faculty to send said Bone Boxes home on Halloween night. And though it seemed like a sick joke, B’s propensity toward leaving bones littered throughout his office for me to discover early in the morning or late at night was probably more just med-student scatterbrains.

And while this may seem to Moxley like a sick joke, he’s the cutest darn pumpkin I’ve ever seen:) Here he is with some of his buddies at a doggie costume contest.

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Happy Halloween!

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