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RE: A European Grand Tour, and Smallpox

in #steemstem3 years ago

What courage you and your mother had to travel like that, especially to a different country. That was too close for comfort with smallpox and I had no idea there were 5 types of smallpox. What a beautiful thing you did for your mother before she lost her sight and for her to enjoy the simplicity of things melted my heart as well as her photo. You had me thinking about my mom. When she was 10 years old she and her family were quarantined at home for a month but I don't remember why. I think it was for measles? They health department put a sign on their door and nobody was allowed in or out. And then I was reminded of lining up at school for the nurse to give us sugar cubes. That was for polio.
I enjoyed your story written as a seasoned author and I am impressed with all of the research you did. You are a first class act @agmoore!


Wow! a month quarantine. I'd love to know more about that.

I never got the sugar cubes...just the injection. You were lucky :)) No pinch. One day I'll write a blog, I think, about the Sabin/Salk vaccine wars. Fascinating story.

As for doing something beautiful for my mother: I always felt bad it was me who took her on that trip. She would have had more fun with my sister...Those two really were in sync. But my mother and I were both lucky we got to share the experience.

Thank you very much for reading my blog and liking my mother's photo. I do love that picture and enjoyed sharing it.

My research may be sound, but I'm a terrible photographer. You make me itch to improve. Your blogs are so rich with narration and visual display.

Be well, @whatisnew.