The Mom Stop column: Past gives hope for the future


A little more than a century ago, a woman named Mary Kennedy scurried from one room in her small farmhouse to the next, changing bed linens and washing soaked night clothes. She emptied bedpans and put warm flannel clothes that had been soaked in camphor oil on her husband’s and children’s congested chests.Mary’s oldest son was in France, fighting in World War I. But on the home front, her family was fighting a battle of a different kind – the 1918 flu, also known as […]  » Read More

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