Thursday, June 4, 2009

One-Minute Writer - Illness

Today's One-Minute Writing Prompt: Illness

Recall a time you were sick as a child.

I recall a time when I was 7 or 8 years old and I had a horrible earache. It was Thanksgiving 1969 or 1970 and I was laying in a chair at my Granny Devine's house with my left ear on a heating pad. All day, I remember chewing little orange aspirins and having Mom and Granny take turns dropping sweet oil drops in my ear. I felt so bad I could hardly eat any Thanksgiving turkey or gravy - I have to be really sick to not feel like eating! But I got to drink Sprite cola all day for hydration - back then, I only got soft drinks on a special occasion.

1 comment:

Bella Rum said...

I remember having my tonsils taken out at Christmas. I remember how they used to give us soda when we were sick too.