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Most of the people who attended “Dinner with the Bone Doctor” on Monday night made their reservations in advance. Two couples walked in to Echo Bistro & Wine Bar without knowing what was going on.

One couple was there to celebrate the wife’s birthday. Susan Seals of the Bone Zones team explained that it was a special menu and that there would be a forensic anthropology lecture by Dr. Bill Bass. The husband was interested and wanted to stay. The wife wasn’t so sure. He persuaded her to stay.

The other couple was celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary. Susan and I explained the evening’s menu and agenda. He was interested and wanted to stay. The wife wasn’t so sure. They left. It’s no wonder they’ve stayed married for 35 years.

Jake Smith is a graduate assistant at the University of Tennessee’s Forensic Anthropology Center. At the request of Dr. Bass, Jake brought some bones that had medical equipment attached. One femur had both an artificial hip and a knee. A radius and ulna had surgical screws, as did a section of vertebrae from someone’s neck.

  

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