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From: Howard Congdon <>
Subject: End of Yucky Stuff
Date: Sat, 31 Oct 1998 18:50:10 -0800
I hate to see this fascinating subject come to an end as the
contributions have been fantastic. I heartily agree with Fred and his
memories of goose grease. My German grandmother, however, never included
turpentine as the goose grease and warm towels were more than adequate
for chest colds. As a reward, however, I shall never forget the
delicious taste of said goose grease on German rye bread sprinkled with
a bit of salt to augment the cure.
My French-Canadien grandmother had more than her share of memorable
cures but that which I remember best was the application of a tiny bit
of tomato avec skin on a boil or pimple that would not come to a head,
held on by tape, or later a bandaid. Generally within 24 hours said
pimple was "ready for popping." On larger, infected sores or wounds she
applied some leftover mashed potatoes and a bandage and the "infection"
was sucked right out of one's body. God Bless the both of them!
It would be marvelous if one of our "rooters" has been thoughtful enough
to copy and summarize this wealth of medical data. Sometime in the
future our children may find a need for these cures when the costs of
prescriptions become prohibitive.
St. Maries, Idaho
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