Mary Forde

When I was Nine, I Contracted Scarlet Fever

When I was about nine years old, I contracted Scarlet Fever, which I then passed on to my father and at least one of my siblings. This caused the family to be quarantined in our house for almost three weeks. After all these years, I remember that my father can’t dance, my mother isn’t a cook but that together they could make quarantine into magic.