sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Plague

Did she already say "yes to the dress"?

The second nurse infected with Ebola at a Dallas hospital after treating a man who later died of the virus was flown by private jet Wednesday to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta for further treatment in a specialized isolation unit.

The patient was identified earlier in the day as 29-year-old Amber Vinson as authorities expressed concern that she took a domestic flight — reportedly to prepare for her wedding in Cleveland — just one day before coming down with symptoms of the deadly disease.


And what will the theme song be this time? What will children chant 500 years from now? It all defies speculation.


Ring around the rosie,

A pocket full of posies,

Ashes - Ashes

We all fall down.


Perhaps it's an urban legend. It depends who you talk to. Of course, this is only a pre-Halloween scare because we all know that plagues don't have theme songs...or do they?
Wikipedia - one view listed
"The invariable sneezing and falling down in modern English versions have given would-be origin finders the opportunity to say that the rhyme dates back to the Great Plague. A rosy rash, they allege, was a symptom of the plague, and posies of herbs were carried as protection and to ward off the smell of the disease. Sneezing or coughing was a final fatal symptom, and "all fall down" was exactly what happened. 
"The line Ashes, Ashes in colonial versions of the rhyme is claimed to refer variously to  cremation of the bodies, the burning of victims' houses, or blackening of their skin, and the theory has been adapted to be applied to other versions of the rhyme. In its various forms, the interpretation has entered into popular culture and has been used elsewhere to make oblique reference to the plague."

2 comments:

  1. I wonder how things would be if we had a thinking administration.

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    1. How did Patton run the Third Army?

      We need an honest broker at the top and people who are pushed into line to be AMERICANS first and foremost if they want to be part of the Administration. There is too much noise at present about all of the unicorns, rainbows, and jessie jackson doo-rah bullshit.

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