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LeBug
Greenville, IN
(Zone 6a)

August 5, 2010
9:02 AM

Post #8020201

My mom didn't give me any wormseed tonic hadn't heard of that one and was surprised growing up in the country but she did take me to the doctor to see why I wouldn't eat meat and he told her the same thing as the doc told your mom I was a little bitty thang too lol Still to this day I'm not much of a meat eater but can't resist a nice greasy cheese burger a couple times a year :)

I wish he had told her I didn't have to eat spinach too lol
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

August 5, 2010
6:25 PM

Post #8021342

Funny!!! I'm not very fond of spinach either.

Thanks LeBug!

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

February 22, 2011
1:50 AM

Post #8385741

Sharon, thank you for such a nice story! That Aunt Bett of yours was such a treasure for knowing so many remedies!

Adina

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

February 22, 2011
6:24 AM

Post #8386011

I didn't like spinach as a child, but fine with it now. At least the'little brown bottle' of my childhood was cod liver oil 'sunshine' my Mom called it. I didn't mind it, however.
KyWoods
Melbourne, KY
(Zone 6a)

February 22, 2011
7:47 AM

Post #8386193

LOL, I can just picture them dragging you outta the attic by your ankles, Sharon! Great story!
I can't find the plant in plantfiles--there are others known as wormseed, but they don't look like that one. I'm always looking for your plants in my neck of the KY woods...not that I'm tempted to put that one in my mouth. Eeeew!
cathy4
St. Louis County, MO
(Zone 5a)

February 22, 2011
7:59 AM

Post #8386216

I never tire of reading your stories, I don't know if I feel sorry more for you or your mother, haha. Thanks for sharing!
Dollykat
Lucasville, OH

February 22, 2011
8:14 AM

Post #8386259

I had to take cod liver oil, too, put into a spoonful of milk, for some reason. I still hate milk.

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

February 22, 2011
8:17 AM

Post #8386263

wow, my dose was directly off a souvenier tea spoon. It didn't mess up my milk.
gloria125
Greensboro, AL

February 22, 2011
8:26 AM

Post #8386282

Always love your stories, Sharon. There are so many Tom Sawyer types, but so few that tell what it feels like to grow up as a girl!

In this one, it sounds like the adults had a real conspiracy going on there.
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

February 22, 2011
9:12 AM

Post #8386382

There were patterns. Families created their own patterns. Everyone born to that family had to fit the pattern.
I didn't quite fit. I think I spent my whole childhood trying to convince my family that it was OK that I didn't fit.

My only tight fit was with Nin and Aunt Bett, and sometimes I think they, too, were a bit concerned about me.

I see now that their intentions were good, their values were strong, and most of their words weren't wasted. And even though I spent 37 years of my life in a classroom filled with students, I somehow still feel more at home alone in the woods.

I had to find my own pattern.
I think we all do.

Thanks for reading the article.
KyWoods
Melbourne, KY
(Zone 6a)

February 22, 2011
9:51 AM

Post #8386463

Isn't being a misfit wonderful? I, too, have always enjoyed wandering alone through nature's peaceful beauty. I still spend as much time in the woods as I can, weather permitting. My Dad said I've always been a misfit, and from what I've seen of our dysfunctional family, I consider it a compliment, lol.
Once I reach my goal weight, my reward will be this t-shirt:

http://www.cafepress.com/ miss_fit_chick_tee,155180717


Long Live Misfits!
gloria125
Greensboro, AL

February 22, 2011
10:02 AM

Post #8386487

Great Tee Shirt, KyWoods! Maybe Sharran will design a similar one for her fans--I think many of us are more at home alone, in our respective neck of the woods than in the mall like our city cousins.
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

February 22, 2011
10:07 AM

Post #8386493

We aren't misfits...though the shirt is cute...we just don't fit into anybody's moldy mould.

KyWoods
Melbourne, KY
(Zone 6a)

February 22, 2011
10:25 AM

Post #8386529

True, Sharon, there really aren't any misfits, it's just that some folks haven't learned to appreciate diversity.
cathy4
St. Louis County, MO
(Zone 5a)

February 22, 2011
10:34 AM

Post #8386544

Think how boring life would be if we were all the same! I worked in a HS for years, and loved the goofy kids or the ones with purple hair. My daughter has followed in my footsteps, and works with the kids that don't fit in. I'm so proud of her.
gloria125
Greensboro, AL

February 22, 2011
10:39 AM

Post #8386548

Once one of my students asked me to write a letter of recommendation for him for the graduate school at the U. of Colorado. When I first knew him he was a real rebel -- I think he shaved his head while everyone else was wearing hippy outfits and long hair. But he underwent a transformation--so I got to observe him first as a rebel and later as a straight A serious researcher. He got in to the U. of Colorado graduate school and I always what happened to him after that.
cathy4
St. Louis County, MO
(Zone 5a)

February 22, 2011
10:41 AM

Post #8386550

That is really neat, Gloria.
gloria125
Greensboro, AL

February 22, 2011
11:05 AM

Post #8386586

So what about the tee shirt for your fans, Sharran???
cathy4
St. Louis County, MO
(Zone 5a)

February 22, 2011
11:22 AM

Post #8386630

I LOVE that idea! Make sure they have them in triple jumbo for those of us who are a bit fluffy.

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

February 22, 2011
2:01 PM

Post #8386879

right on!
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

February 22, 2011
3:06 PM

Post #8386974

What do you want it to say...'Aunt Betts' don't fit nobody's moldy mould???
Gotta get those double negatives in there somewhere.

Fluffy!
Funny, Cathy. I like that.
gloria125
Greensboro, AL

February 22, 2011
5:53 PM

Post #8387224

Yeah! One size fits all for the fluffies.
JuneyBug
Dover AFB, DE
(Zone 7a)

February 22, 2011
6:23 PM

Post #8387283

Another great article about a plant that I have never come across before! You have lived an interesting life and I am so glad that write/share it with us♥
I need to buy the shirt (or vest) that says that I don't fit those moldy molds. I have managed to 'conform' at times through the years, but I come from a family that had always acknowledged that it wasn't exactly full of normal people, and we like ourselves that way. LOL!
gloria125
Greensboro, AL

February 22, 2011
7:11 PM

Post #8387404

JuneyBug. Hello from S. Korea. I am addicted to Kdramas! [I am just finishing 'Piano'] Welcome to the "I don't fit those moldy molds" club.

I am always amazed that S. Korea is so far north!
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

February 22, 2011
7:59 PM

Post #8387485

Hi June...

I do believe we all fit well together, and no moldy moulds for us.
OK, Gloria...one size fits all for sure!

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