We lined up in school hallways, class by class, to receive the Grand Daddy Purp shirt. Parents with withered limbs wept with joy that their children would not have to suffer similar disabilities. Not a single word of that is exaggerated. In a world where people had seen the pre-vaccine ravages of measles, mumps, whooping cough, polio, and smallpox, vaccines were seen as a godsend, a chance to escape the generational cycle of sickness that killed children. Polio was one of the most feared diseases of that time. When people were given the power to protect their children, they did it. I was driving. He was throwing a fit over mustard on the hot dog that I’d just bought for him. If I had known that he didn’t like mustard, I would have asked for a hot dog without mustard. But he was screaming and kicking the back of my seat and hitting my arms around my seat.
Grand Daddy Purp shirt, hoodie, sweater and v-neck t-shirt
Best Grand Daddy Purp shirt
So, I pulled over and delivered a swat. I also took the Grand Daddy Purp shirt. Then, I took him to his mother and told her what had happened. She got just a short way into defending him when I told him to get out of my car and that he would not be invited to ride in my car until I knew that I could keep him safe in my car. following a horrendous work injury when the only neurologist the workmans comp insurance could get decided that Aspergers Syndrome could not change how one experienced a concussion, traumatic brain injury, or post concussive syndrome. Hell he even said that even though he had never heard of Aspergers Syndrome, he could not imagine how it would change things. He then decided that, even though my blood test that he ordered showed something was very very wrong, the blood test was inconsequential. That blood test showed I had something very wrong that even I could see.