I always thought this one was pretty cute. What a rebel!
I attended flight school in St. Catharines (EFTS) Elementary Training School before I went overseas. I was 3/4 through my course when I became quite ill. I didn’t know what I had, so I went to see the Medical Officer (MO). He tested for mumps. Imagine! The test for mumps at that time was simply putting something sour in my mouth. I could tell right away something was wrong because it smarted. The MO said to me, “Son, you have the mumps.”. I was in my early 20s at that time.
I was given a bed in the hospital to get better.. I was the only one in the entire hospital. I received very good care.
Once I had recovered, I had to make up for what I had missed. I was most upset that this put me back enough that I was not able to graduate with my buddies with whom I had studied…
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