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Gilroy (Sunset Z14), CA
(Zone 9a)

February 27, 2008
4:55 PM

Post #4596231

Your writing is just wonderful---I was THERE!~
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

February 27, 2008
5:21 PM

Post #4596378

Thank you, Imapigeon, believe me, I was there too!
I am so glad you enjoyed the article.
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5a)

February 27, 2008
5:37 PM

Post #4596441

Thanks for sharing a wonderful family memory!
-South Central-, IL
(Zone 6a)

February 27, 2008
8:05 PM

Post #4596995

You have a gift for writing, too! I really enjoyed reading this article. I'm printing it to take with my mom down to the home place this weekend. I will read it to my aunt age 91, my mom age 87, and my uncle age 85, all siblings. Maybe they can explain what an asphidity bag is! LOL

Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

February 27, 2008
8:26 PM

Post #4597093

How kind you all are.

Be sure to tell me the responses you get, FlowrLady. With all the comments from this and the other thread on this article, I keep wishing Aunt Bett were here to read it. For her, I hope I did everything right.

Thank you.
-South Central-, IL
(Zone 6a)

February 27, 2008
8:56 PM

Post #4597301

I recently took a college course on "Finding Your Roots". I love that picture of your Aunt Bett. It is a treasure.
Santa Fe, NM

February 28, 2008
12:38 AM

Post #4598176

I enjoyed your article very much. You write well! Keep doing it.
East Lansing, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 28, 2008
3:43 AM

Post #4599011

Very charming story you wrote... While reading it I recall American history. In the 1800s most Americans treated themselves homeopathicly with herbs. Your story has the character of Hallmark Hall of Fame movies that we see on TV. Your story is warm, real and genuine.
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

February 28, 2008
4:11 AM

Post #4599167

Your words are very kind, and I am loving all of them, but I have to give the credit to my Aunt Bett. The homeopathic treatments continued for a very long time in many areas of the states for several reasons...there were few doctors in a lot of areas, and most of the knowledge of the "medicine" men and women was handed down from one generation to the next. My mom's generation was busy with home and family...oh they used all that Aunt Bett had to offer, along with the doctor's advice, but in that generation the handing down of medicinal lore came to a stop. Other progress was being made. Aunt Bett picked me simply because I was there and I was too afraid of her not to listen. I am glad she did though, because her lessons were important to me.

Thank you again. It is good to know there are others who have an interest in this same subject.


Central FL, FL
(Zone 9b)

February 28, 2008
4:23 AM

Post #4599218

Charming and, oh, so sweetly evocative! Thank you!
london England
United Kingdom

April 13, 2008
1:40 AM

Post #4799816

A very enjoyable artical, Thankyou so much.

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