THE POX AWARD 604
The demon instigators of virulent diseases have
officially declared March, 1979 as "Chicken Pox Month"
at our home.
As recent recipients of the "Pox of the Mouth"
award, our family feels dubiously, but undoubtedly,
humbled on this auspicious occasion.
Mathew, Billy and Heather each qualified for
the "Don't Scratch You Scab Award." Only Tammy,
our oldest daughter, failed to receive one of these
awards, although she did receive one many years ago.
(Tammy informs us that she is more than happy to
forego any of these honors this time around.)
Donna and I also received the prestigious
"Dutiful Symptomatic Reactions to the Pox
While Under Stress and Strain" award.
While painful and trying, these experiences have
had their blessings, while, at the same time, teaching
us spiritual lessons, and drawing us closer together
as a family.
(First published on April 8, 1979)