My brothers Phil and Dave and I rarely tried to wrangle a day home from school by pretending that we were sick. It’s not that we were particularly honest about not taking a free day from school.

I would say that reluctance to try to turn an alleged illness into a day in bed or on the sofa wrapped in an afghan had to do with the particularly vile taste of castor oil.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.