Why no posts this week

In case any followers are wondering why I’ve not been posting anything this week, I’ve been laid low by a particularly nasty cold virus. Am starting to feel better so normal service should be resumed soon.

It has, however, made me wonder how ancestors coped with minor ailments that meant taking a few days off when there were no wages if you weren’t at work, and no-one else to provide meals, look after young children, change babies’ nappies, etc. I’m sure they must have been a lot more dependent on the wider family, neighbours and community than we are today.

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