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Don't Get Sick After June

An elderly woman with long, grey hair drawn back into a single braid sat in the padded chair adjacent to mine at a conference table. "We have a saying around here," she said. ”Don't get sick after June.”

I was eating my lunch while partaking in casual conversation about fry bread in an overly air conditioned, multifunctional room of a small health clinic. The room's door was propped open, offering me a direct view across the small waiting room to the clinic entrance and allowing me to fulfill my receptionist duties whenever a patient arrived. It had been a slow morning. 

I didn't know why this local woman was at the clinic, as she didn’t care to see a doctor, though I suspected her presence had something to do with seeking relief from the mid-day heat during that unseasonably warm May afternoon.

 

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