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Toad-Damage

The Lord of Toads

I thought the house was going to blow away.
Polio2-3rd

Polio Summer II

"Dad, what's a Jew vaccine?"

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Polio1c In Texas, In JULY?

If you can catch polio in the swimming pool why can’t you catch it running through the sprinkler, which is a pretty poor substitute for going swimming?

Polio1b Polio-Crutches1The magazines were full of terrifying pictures of kids on crutches with twisted, shrunken legs.

Polio-Crutches2What if I caught it, too? I scared myself half to death just thinking about it.

Polio2bMy worst nightmare was being trapped in an iron lung.

Polio-SalkThen a miracle happened. Dr. Jonas Salk invented a vaccine, and if you got it you wouldn’t get polio.

We lined up outside my school for our shots.Polio3bThe kids coming out were all crying and rubbing their shoulders. I tried to run, but Mom had a firm hold on me.

Then it was my turn.Polio4a

The truth is, I hardly felt it, but I was so scared I burst out crying anyway.

A few days later, I was playing with one of the neighborhood kids.
Polio4c
Polio5c

Toad-Damage

The Lord of Toads

I thought the house was going to blow away.
Polio2-3rd

Polio Summer II

"Dad, what's a Jew vaccine?"

I'm done telling this story, but the site will live on. Check out my (mostly satirical) commentary about the election and other matters at EdSteinInk.com! -- Ed

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