and yes I did have the chicken pox as a junior in high school. My mother had exposed us to pox as little kids-this was back in the old days before there was an immunization for it-but my brother turned up with it in 7th grade and passed it right along to me-oh joy.
I had to put off my license test(or re-test actually, perhaps another story for another day) and in fact when I did get my first drivers license I had pox marks on my forehead. On the upside I got a week off from school-or did I? My mom taught at the very same high school I went to, lucky huh? Lucky that she could bring me my work each and every day I was home sick. ...and even better I remember taking a test on the kitchen table that week!