This fable was all about arrogance, pride, and lack of focus versus steady progress and determination. Turtle knew he wasn’t fast, but he never lost sight of his goal—reach the finish line. Rabbit was proud, vain and over-confident and he lost focus on the goal. He could have won, he was near the goal, but he decided to take a nap instead because he was convinced he couldn’t lose. Vanity tripped him up.
I’ll bet the people in Georgia wish that WAS their choices on the ballot.
Me, too. I was only about 7 when the first polio vaccine came out, but I still remember the sense of urgency about illnesses in that time. German measles were a terror every pregnant woman feared because it could leave her child blind, mentally handicapped or just flat out kill it. Kids with measles were quarantined at home, whether they had German measles or 3 day measles the same imperative applied. (It was often hard to tell which one a kid had until a day or two later. If they were still feverish and miserable, it was the German ones. Heck, a kid could wind up with pneumonia with that one. Plain measles literally ran its course in three days and outside of spots and itching was fairly mild. Well, mild if you were a kid. Not so for an adult. Poor adults.) Back then doctors came to the house and posted the quarantine sign on the way out. (Yes, you really could be treated at home by a physician. And it didn’t cost an arm and a leg.) Some things were better in the Bad Old Days. :)
Sadly, proofreaders are a rare species anymore. Considering the amount of spelling and grammatical errors I run across every day in print and online, no one is utilizing proofreaders anymore, not even book publishers.
No, there weren’t. Mass inoculations via the school systems was nationwide. Everyone lived with the fear of polio and measles and mumps and a host of other diseases that could maim or kill and as soon as a vaccine was developed people lined up for them. They knew from first-hand experience that the disease was way worse than any side-effects from the vaccine. People today are too young to remember the Bad Old Days before the vaccines and ignorant enough to believe the malarky spouted by self-proclaimed ‘experts’ who know less than they do.
Actually, the sugar cube delivery was the first polio vaccine. It delivered a dead virus on the sugar cube and, unknown at the time, provided temporary immunity to polio. Months later the polio shot came out with a live, but extremely weakened polio virus that provided long term immunity. Interesting thing was, a few kids who got the shot but not the sugar cube contracted polio from the vaccine. Seems those lucky enough to get the cube first and the shot later had no cases of polio from the shot. I was in the lucky group. As a military brat we moved a lot. At one school I received the sugar cube and thought this was a great way to get a vaccine. Months later in another state and school I received the injected vaccine. Being a kid I was not happy about the needle version. As an adult, I’m ever so glad I had both.
Gah! The misspellings in close captioning would fill a book! I guess no one caught the grammar error Baldo made? Teens almost always smarter . . . should be Teens are almost always smarter . . . Even the grammar minder on my computer missed it.
Cranberry nachos don’t sound so bad, especially if you leave out the cheese.
You can’t even see the fence, much less the guy and his dog. Stuff works fast, doesn’t it?
That’s just basic addition and subtraction. Doesn’t apply to multiplication and division.