Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The 1919 Diary of Ypsilanti High School Teacher Carrie Hardy

Part of a year-long weekly serialization of Ypsilanti high school math teacher Carrie Hardy's diary.

Kind readers may recall that Carrie was sick for most of last week, with "heart and nerves troubling" her.

Aug 18 Mon. Sick.

Aug. 19 Tues. Sick.

Aug. 20 Wed. Sick--

Aug. 21 Thurs Sick

Aug. 22 Fri. Signs of improvement.

Aug. 23 Sat. But awful sick.

Aug. 24 Sun. About same.

Aug. 25 Mon. Better. Sat up in bed.

Thanks for reading; tune in next Tuesday for the next series!

2 comments :

Lisele said...

Poor Carrie! I have been sick before as long as four days -- it was terrible! I can't imagine being so sick I couldn't rise for weeks on end. Where was Lillian in all this???

Dusty D said...

Lisele: Good question: I don't know where Lillian was.

Given my cynicism I can't help but think that this illness was no more than a reaction to the ingestion of the mercury in the calomel she took. Mercury poisoning. Poor Carrie!