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RE: Re: [CHAT now vaccines was now IOWA-

Speaking of tetanus I hope everyone is up to date on their tetanus boosters?
We gardeners spend a lot of time grubbing in the dirt so the risk of getting
it in a wound is increased. I get one about every 5 years because it's free
at work. But even if it's not so convenient for you...spring is here and
we'll all be out there gardening madly, you should get one if it's been a


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of james singer
Sent: Monday, April 03, 2006 2:22 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Re: [CHAT now vaccines was now IOWA-

I think that was it, Daryl. My mother sewed up some midnight blue 
curtains for the windows--we later used those curtains for WWII 
"blackouts." I was in junior high [I think] before I had a patch test 
and subsequent vaccination for small pox. And I was quite young when I 
was immunized for tetanus--which had the scary aka "lockjaw"; just the 
way they said that made you want to be first in line for a shot! :>)

On Apr 3, 2006, at 4:45 PM, Daryl wrote:

> Jim,
> Didn't they darken the room for measles because of possible damage to 
> the eyes? I think that's what I remember being told when I wanted to 
> read.
> It's amazing how much polio there was around in the fairly recent 
> past.  I remember when they'd close the pool and theaters and such. My 
> brother had polio, but my mother, like yours, insisted that he 
> exercise. Picking up marbles with his toes was one of the exercises I 
> remember. He has a bit of a roll to his gait, but otherwise you'd 
> never know.
> I don't remember anyone having Scarlet Fever, but Mumps, 2 kinds of 
> measles, chicken pox and whooping cough were pretty common.  I don't 
> remember vaccinations for anything but Tetanus and Smallpox when I was 
> little. I remember when they introduced the polio vaccine and we had 
> to line up in school to be stuck. The nurse was not gentle!
> I was delighted some years later when they came out with the sugar 
> cube thing- until they showed us a movie about how the vaccine was 
> made (in monkey kidneys) . I was young enough (Jr. High or so) to 
> remember that movie vividly.
> d
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "james singer" 
> <islandjim1@verizon.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Monday, April 03, 2006 2:53 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Re: [CHAT now vaccines was now IOWA-
>> That's what my kids got, Cyndi--the sugar cube. I took it, too, but I 
>>  was an adult. Most--maybe all--immunizations did not exist when I 
>> was a little kid. A tyke at my first birthday party died of scarlet 
>> fever a week or so later; I had all those childhood diseases, except 
>> scarlet fever--measles [for some reason they darkened the room until 
>> the  fistulas healed], mumps, whooping cough [for this, they boiled  
>> eucalyptus leaves in an old coffee pot in my room], and who knows 
>> what  else. My younger brother got polio in the late-30s and we were  
>> quarantined by LA County; my mother [remember, she was the daughter 
>> of  a homeopath] put more credence in Sister Kinney than in iron 
>> lungs, so  she forced him to exercise 24/7. He has no trace of the 
>> affliction  today [unless, of course, he can't figure out any other 
>> way to get out  of something he doesn't want to do--then it becomes a 
>> major "war wound"  excuse].
>> On Apr 3, 2006, at 1:02 PM, Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT wrote:
>>> I remember getting the polio vaccine on a sugar cube. I never got a 
>>> smallpox
>>> vaccination though, long time ago my mother said I got so sick after
>>> vaccinations she was afraid to have me get that one. I guess it  
>>> wouldn't
>>> provide any protection now anyway.
>>> Cyndi
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] 
>>> On Behalf
>>> Of Zemuly Sanders
>>> Sent: Monday, April 03, 2006 9:30 AM
>>> To: gardenchat@hort.net
>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Re: [CHATnow IOWA-
>>> I remember the polio epidemic, too.  My mother was scared to death I 
>>> would
>>> get it.  I was fascinated by the iron lungs.
>>> zem
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "Bonnie Holmes" <holmesbm@usit.net>
>>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>>> Sent: Monday, April 03, 2006 11:09 AM
>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Re: [CHATnow IOWA-
>>>> I went through a terrible polio epidemic in South Texas when I was
>>>> young...closed all public places...my dad had a touch but regained  
>>>> the use
>>>> of his arm.  When the vaccine came out several years later, we were
>>>> thrilled to get it.  All such precautions have downsides on someone 
>>>> whose
>>>> chemistry is different...we just don't seem to be able to accept 
>>>> risk and
>>>> non-blame consequences.  Too many people don't remember or know 
>>>> that many
>>>> died of infections before WWII.
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