March 23, 2010

Pax Interruptus

Little Willie, from the mirror
Licked the mercury all off;
Thinking, in his childish error
It would cure the whooping cough.

At the funeral Willie's mother
Said to Mrs. Brown,
'Twas a chilly day for Willie
When the mercury went down."
Ruthless Rhymes for Heartless Homes", pseudonymous author given as "Col. D. Streamer" (actually Harry Graham) [published 1890's]

The Pax home has been hit with Whooping cough, rendering Mr.B. seriously unwell (coughing fits that result in blacking out = not good).  He's about mid-point of the 6 week illness and lucky lucky me is entering about the second week of it [I'm off to the Doctor tomorrow for some cough-suppressing meds].

Irregular blog posting will resume once things get back to "normal* around here - until then let me leave you to more of Poor Willie's adventures...

Little Willie, mean as hell
Threw his sister in the well
Mama said, when drawing water,
"Gee, it's hard to raise a daughter."

Willie, in a rage insane
Threw his head beneath a train
All were quite surprised to find
How it broadened Willie's mind


  1. Pax, OMG...

    I went through that several years back. It was one of the hardest things I had ever done.

    Best wishes and many prayers for a quick turn around for both of you.

    Miss Em.

  2. You are too frustrating to talk too. Get your ass (and yourself) to the hospital before your ass ends up in a coffin from coughing. Glad you are going to the doctor, though. Show you ass how it's done.

  3. Coughing wears you out.. be careful.

  4. Thank you for the kind thoughts - the medication I am on seems to be starting to work (uninterrupted sleep is a wonderful thing) :)