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
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.
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.
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.