Poetry Friday: Vaccine Days
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There's been quite a bit of chatter about the Covid-19 Vaccines. I don't recall a time that there has been more excitement over shots. And it feels like winning the lottery to get an appointment which I have today (which means I might get to sub in April).
We moved last June. Two items that surfaced recently were my immunization cards for the Polio vaccine fifty-nine years ago. I have this glimmering of being in the big space that was the auditorium of my father's school, Clifton. We were given a sugar cube with the dose.
hope on horizon
© jone rush macculloch (2021 draft)
2/26/2021 02:09:44 am
I remember the sugar cube thing too! And I was telling my kids at school about it, and they thought I was crazy. A sugar cube??? Instead of a shot you had a sugar cube?? And like you, mine was at a school, Longfellow Elementary, to be exact. I'm getting the second dose tomorrow.
2/26/2021 11:24:09 am
This is so interesting, Joan! You and I got our vaccines at around the same time and I don't remember a card. Your haiku sums up the experience nicely.
2/26/2021 02:20:04 am
Oh, youchies, Jone. The vaccine is a good thing - but me getting it...😬 That pokey-poke made it much too real.
2/26/2021 03:50:26 am
When I first read pokey-poke all I could see was hokey pokey. Now, I'm singing, "stick your left arm out, stick your left arm out. Get the vaccine and give a little shout." Ha! I'm scheduled for #2 on Monday and I will be ready. I hate that it feels like a lottery right now. I'm hopeful that the reports of massive numbers of doses being delivered soon are true!
2/26/2021 03:02:24 pm
I remember getting it at the doctors, don't know why, but he was a family friend, so maybe that? I do remember the staying home & no swimming, etc., a sad time then, too. Glad you have your app't. I will get my 2nd dose tomorrow, glad to have it!
2/27/2021 07:46:19 am
"Hope on the horizon" -- I'm grateful for the vaccines, though it will be some time before I'm eligible. Jone, I just learned from a radio interview that the sugar cube you had with the polio vaccine -- that was the inspiration for "Spoonful of Sugar" in Mary Poppins!
2/27/2021 07:54:48 am
Such a timely artifact and memory! Today was my second shot. Fingers crossed that my symptoms are mild!
Kay Jernigan McGriff
2/27/2021 04:52:54 pm
Yea! I hope your shot went well without too many uncomfortable side effects. It will be awhile before I'm able, but I'm looking forward to it. I love the pokey-poke!
2/28/2021 12:16:02 am
How timely that you found that link to another time. I'm glad your turn has come round again, and the hope that holds,. Also smiled at the 'pokey-poke'. Clever!
2/28/2021 11:38:05 am
Hope on the horizon indeed. Can't wait! :)
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