March 10, 1966
Jocie Brooke reporting from Hollyhill, Kentucky. Well, actually not reporting. I caught a cold from Cassady at church. Now I can’t do anything but sneeze and keep tissues close by. I didn’t even go to school yesterday. Even Aunt Love admitted that I must be sick. I am going to school tomorrow even in my nose does look like Rudolf. You know that red-nosed reindeer. But I don’t want to get too far behind or I’ll be doing homework for a month. Yuck! That wouldn’t leave any time for writing.
Colds are no fun. What do you do to feel better? Aunt Love says I need some chicken broth. Another yuck! But Leigh brought me some chicken noodle soup home and that’s not bad. Then Aunt Love says I have to smear Vicks salve on my chest. That stuff smells awful, but I guess it does help me breath.
I’m going to bed and pull my covers up over my head and stay there. Well, until I have to sneeze and blow my nose anyway. Maybe I’ll feel like reading later.
What do you do when you have a cold?
Maybe I’ll have more of Bailey’s story written by next week. If I can quit sneezing.