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I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three grand mother of four, and have been married to the same man for 48 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.


Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Confessions of a Multiple Sneezer

The top of the morning to you!  Today is the 17th of March, a day set aside to honor St. Patrick who banished the snakes from Ireland (I always wondered if these were metaphorical snakes).  We do this by wearing green and drinking ourselves senseless.  And on this particular day in 2020, not a bar is open -- at least in Maryland.  Let us all pray that perhaps St. Patrick will re-appear and banish the snakes in DC and that the DTs of all the country's celebrators are quick and harmless.  At least we can all still wear green and raise a glass in the privacy of our disinfected and socially distanced homes.

Within the last two years I have become a multiple sneezer.  My mom was one; my husband, too.  She sneezed three or four times; he three -- and the loudest sneezes I have ever heard.  I mean the cat actually runs for cover.  I digress.  

It doesn't happen every day, but when it does I sneeze between 11 and 15 times.  I'm not sure why.  And in this viral crazed environment, (being topless wouldn't get as much attention) it is politically dangerous to sneeze in public, and...   Shades of Salem, and the reintroduction of the dunking bench...

1 comment:

Linda Reeder said...

Thanks for the laugh. We need those.
I don't sneeze often, but when I do it is usually in multiples of three. Interesting phenomenon.
I was relieved when we went to Costco yesterday to not hear one single cough of sneeze.