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    Yeah, that's me, ahead of my time!  What is really bizarre, though, is how, when I was a kid (back in the late 60's and 70's), nobody, and I mean nobody, had heard of peanut allergies.  I remember telling Dr's about it and they'd say "Really?  Really?".  And now, over the years, it's something that's become so common that my stepdaughter's preschool and a peanut-free zone in it, and kids weren't even allowed to bring peanut-butter sandwiches because it might come into contact with the children who had allergies.  

    It's like a completely different world than the one I grew up in.

    Heck, when I was a kid, I was on my own.  It was sort of a "sink or swim" thing, where I just had to be responsible about avoiding it.  Nobody seemed to care, because nobody was familiar with it.  I even had friend's mom's who would tell me "oh there's no peanut butter in that" and then I'd eat it (say cookies) and then get sick and they'd remember "oh yeah, I guess I did put some peanut butter in that."   I developed extremely good instincts about what had it and what didn't.  Still have them!

    William Casey "We will know that we have succeeded when everything the public believes is false"

    by Inky99 on Sun Jan 25, 2009 at 06:42:36 PM PST

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