Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tobin falls, breaks both ankles....

Air lifted to hospital....

Hey Everyone! This is Holly - Willy's (Tobin's) daughter. I am making this post for him as he is in the hospital and I wanted you all to know what's up.

I received a call on Saturday afternoon and jumped in the car with my family - destination Chicago: Christ hospital where my dad was air lifted to after a fall.

How did this happen?

Turns out the barn had experienced some wind damage - sheeting was torn loose in several places.

So Dad - age 70 - decides to fix this himself.

He leans a ladder up to the right side of our barn (yellow arrow).

Ladder begins to slip, Dad preps for fall, getting into a crouching position to help jump down.

Thing is - Dad is jumping onto concrete on this side of the barn - as he breaks his fall he breaks both ankles.

THANKFULLY he keeps his Cell in his pocket so he was able to call 911....for as you can see from the barn photo - our home is out in the middle of no where.


One ankle is compound and broken in 3 places - other the outside metatarsal is broken along with all ligaments torn....fortunately Dad has no other injuries.

He is okay and recovering quite quickly. He's already been through 2 surgeries and now has a total of 8 rods in the ankle that was broken in 3 places and casts on both legs.

He's already been moving around with assistance and is now looking at options for rehab and recovery. I will hop on over and post an update on his recovery soon.

Thanks for the well wishes!

~ Holly

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tobin Matthews and the All-Stars

This picture of the band and I was taken in 1961 after performing at a record hop. Pictured with me are Don Smith, Frankie Gage, Danny Pawlak and Jerry Rose.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Jimmy McHugh

This is an early photo of Jimmy McHugh, probably the late 50s. Jimmy played lead/rhythm guitar in the "Jeepers" band. After leaving our group to attend Drake University, he recorded "I Don't Want Everything" for Success Records. Today, playing the keyboard, he is still active at various venues in N. W. Indiana and the Chicago area. Love that guitar!!
Jimmy and Tobin