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Getting The Fall Cold

August 24, 2022

Remember how many people used to get sick the first few weeks of school? (I mean grade school not college.) It took me a while as a parent to figure out that it wasn’t the Fall air. Instead it was the fact that our children would go into disease factories called classrooms.

I had mostly forgotten about those annual sniffles and coughs.

This week my grandchildren came to visit for a few hours. My grandchildren who are in daycare and preschool.

Guess what I have?

Two days later and I have a sore throat and a runny nose.

Of course, when I was a kid we didn’t have to worry that every sneeze or cough was COVID. (We tested the grandkids and they tested negative.)

Nope, this is the average, everyday “kids went to school and brought it home” Autumn sniffles.

I can’t say I appreciate it, but it’s nice to be reminded of those many years of sending kids off to a new school year each Fall.

Stay safe

Rodney M Bliss is an author, columnist and IT Consultant. His blog updates every weekday. He lives in Pleasant Grove, UT with his lovely wife, thirteen children and grandchildren. Order Miscellany II, an anthology including his latest short story, “The Mercy System” here

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