Colds and Brandy

Just a simple illustration today, and a story.  We're going through a bout of colds and with 3 kids, it gets to be a lot.  My grandmother once told me of how she had a baby teething and all the rest of her then 6 children were ill.  At the time the family doctor advised her to get them all to bed and take a shot of brandy for herself.  I have never forgotten the story or the sage advice, old-fashioned though it may be.  When we go through a round of flu or colds, I always remember my shot of brandy to help me sleep, hence the illustration.