Tuesday, May 5, 2020

A relevant piece of history

“The First One That Died Sure Unnerved Me”

What a mordantly funny letter from the 1918 pandemic says about 2020.

"As many as 90 people die every day here with the “Flu”. Soldiers too, are dying by the dozens. So far, Felicity, C. Zane, and I are the only ones of the Indian girls who have not had it. We certainly consider ourselves lucky too, believe me. We were there at the Camp ten days among some of the very worse cases and yet we did not contract it. We had intended staying much longer than we did, but the work was entirely too hard for us, and anyway the soldiers were all getting better so we came home to rest up a bit."

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