Maggie, at From Cave Walls, and Lauren, at LSS Attitude of Gratitude, alternate hosting Throwback Thursday. The idea of the prompt is for them to give us a topic and for us to write a post in which we share our own memories or experiences about the given topic. This week, Lauren chose the topic of “ouchies, owies, and boo boos..” She wants to know…
- How did your family take care of minor injuries? Mercurochrome and bandaids.
- Did you have home remedies you used? In addition to Mercurochrome and bandaids, Bactine spray.
- What was the typical way to care for a cold or flu at your house? Bayer Aspirin for Children, chicken soup, and hot tea with honey.
- Were you pampered when you were sick/hurt or told to buck up and deal with it? My mother pampered me. My father told me to stop being a girl and to buck up and walk it off.
- When you got sick as a kid did you stay home, or did you have to go to school? Mostly stayed home.
- Did a parent stay home with you, or did you fend for yourself? They both worked, so I was on my own unless I was really sick, in which case my mom would stay home from work.
- Was a doctor visited when you had a minor injury or illness? Minor injury or illness? No, never.
- Did you ever have a major illness or injury growing up? How did it impact your life? As a kid I had measles, chicken pox, a partially collapsed lung, and miscellaneous broken bones. And I pushed through it. As a rather stoic adult, I tore my Achilles’ tendon, have tinnitus, occasional vertigo, lost the hearing in my left ear, and lost my sense of taste. As my my father told me to do, I walked it all off.