January 24 Sunday, 1943

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ToDay is the Birthday of ___________

Fair and warm, wind East.

Felt rotten this morning, have a sore throat and feel as if I had been clubbed.

Took a walk up on the hill and last night it rained and froze and I never saw it so slippery. I fell flat on my back on Mort. Collingwood’s driveway.

Stopped in to see Eric, Vick, and Walder. They took a walk over to see us this afternoon.

Eddie Hathaway started back to Texas tonight.

Thelma got a telephone message that Carol, Fannie’s boy friend, has been taken to Brighton Hospital and he has infantile P. and is unconscious and is not expected to live more than a few days.

Poor old Carol. He and Fannie went on a trip down south once.

(“Bad men excuse their faults, good men will leave them.” Ben Jonson)

Note: Does infantile P. refer to polio?

3 Replies to “January 24 Sunday, 1943”

  1. Yes, that was polio. It was quite an epidemic in Plymouth around 1950-1951..brother Eric got it. I was pretty young at the time but I remember him being hospitalized, then coming home and having to do exercises on the dining room table to strengthen his back and legs. He was one of the lucky ones.

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