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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Memory Lane Monday: Illness and Injury

When I was in elementary school, I was so excited to have the only friend who was like a sister to me, spend about a week at my house.  Her parents (my parent’s best friends) were going out-of-town, and I couldn’t have been happier.  My friend was about two years younger than I was, and we had plans for having lots of fun.  

Unexpectedly, I got the chicken pox, and I began to be miserable.  Instead of going to school together, I stayed home and my mom took my friend to school.  When she began to complain of not feeling well, my mother thought she just wanted to stay home with me.  Guess what?  She actually had the chicken pox, too.

In spite of our misery, there were memories galore!  My mom put us both in the living room.  One of us laid on the couch and one on a bed made on a cot.  Mom took great care of us.  We watched so much TV that we got sick of it.  On Saturdays, there were no shows we liked, but we watched old westerns and learned to love them.

I’m sure my friend was really happy to see her parents when they returned because it’s no fun being sick without your parents (especially your mom) around, but I relish the memories until this day with my friend and having the chicken pox.

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