On The Box

Posted by Kate Scribens on July 14, 2003

In Reply to: On The Box posted by Gary on July 11, 2003

: : Does anyone know what the origin of this phrase is - meaning on the sick?
: : Feel free to email me direct if you can shed any light on it. Great. Thanks.

: I believe this comes from the charitable work of Methodist Societies and early Trades Unions in the UK. The box was where they kept the money they doled out.

: To Gary, Thanks.