A TALE OF TWO PANDEMICS

Apr 5, 2020 by

It’s one of the stories my Mother would randomly tell us about and up until a few weeks ago, it seemed kinda far fetched. She would tell it as I would imagine a war veteran would candidly share his combat experiences. Naturally, the last few days of the news, escalated by a quarantine, has given my memory a jolt and I am remembering bits and pieces of my Mother’s first hand experience in the Spanish Flu of 1918. (I think it’s very interesting we still label it as the Spanish Flu.) Of course, the comparisons are inevitable and since I’m home bound and you can hear a pin drop in the Texas Hill Country, I thought I’d share my memories, during this homebound time, of what my Mother told me about the 1918 flu...

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