Monday, June 05, 2006

Friday, June 5, 1925

Friday, June 5, 1925

Left the poultice off of Albert this AM. Gilbert is better and Ned slept late, so I washed. The dry heat wave is killing lots of people in the U.S.A. Poor little Ned. Sick and feverish yet although some better, so tottery he can’t walk across the room, but he hadn’t even tried before today.

(Heat wave? 1925 seems to have had its share of weather events. There was the tri-state tornado in March, which I think is still the deadliest on record, a mini heat wave at the end of April that set records for Indianapolis that are still standing, and then a frost in late May that damaged vegetable crops. Now a heat wave in June?

Seemed like everyone was a little better on this day, though not quite all 100 percent yet. But in 1925, what medicine did they have a for a 'quick fix'? They just had to ride these illnesses out with poultices and rest and hope for the best.)

1 comment:

  1. Sister with the homestead5:55 AM, June 08, 2006

    IN the long run if they survived, they probably had much better immune systems than we do today.