I never knew anyone with an allergy to peanuts either, really just started hearing about them on TV sitcoms. I agree that kids might be too sterile today, baby carriers with sneeze-guards, etc. We were exposed to a lot of outdoor dirt and things as kids, and I think in the long run, it paid off.
"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." ~Immanual Kant~
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