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Sebastopol, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 25, 2008
7:45 AM

Post #4706548

You've done it again, Sharon. I just love your articles and I'm always so happy to see your name posted among the by-lines for the day.
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 25, 2008
11:00 AM

Post #4706674

What a delight your memories are... I am glad you are willing to share and fascinated to see that what is new, really was old. Seems that most plants were put on this earth for a purpose. It is a long lost skill. More Aunt Bett please! pod
Crossville, TN

March 25, 2008
3:09 PM

Post #4707553

I enjoy your articles very I was born near Beckley, WV...some of these same remedys were known to my Mom too. Jo
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

March 25, 2008
3:40 PM

Post #4707692

Thank you Zuzu, it is always a surprise to me that someone who lives away from KY and the mountains can enjoy the Aunt Bett stories, but I am so glad you do. Maybe it has to do with loving plants, of course, as we all do.
And Podster, thank you also. There are more Aunt Bett stories scheduled.
Jo, as the crow flies Beckley was not very far away from where I grew up, so I am sure you have heard of many of the same things that Aunt Bett taught me. Glad you enjoy them.
Thank you all.


Milton, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 25, 2008
4:46 PM

Post #4707941

I agree with whoever said "more, please!" Very nice. . . xx, Carrie
Greensboro, AL

March 25, 2008
5:04 PM

Post #4708015

Sharran. The Kentucky mountains are so much a part of our American heritage whether we've ever been in Kentucky or not. This is a heritage we've almost forgot with the hustle and bustle of modern life, so thanks for the reminder.

Crossville, TN

March 25, 2008
5:53 PM

Post #4708198

There is a thread years ago on here that was about "people famous in our family tree""..When my cousin, Ginlyn, posted that we were from the sister to Daniel Boone...I got dmail from known as "cousin Jim"...he sprang from that same limb!! Jo
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

March 25, 2008
6:33 PM

Post #4708373

Thank you, Carrie.
Gloria, you will always have my sincerest thanks for encouraging me to write about Aunt Bett. Without you, I might never have even thought about it.
Jo, funny you should say that...I have something similar in my ancestry too. I will look it up and share with you what I find. Maybe we're kin, too.


Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 25, 2008
8:26 PM

Post #4708750

Another wonderful story, Sharon. You are so blessed to have had Aunt Bett in your life and we are blessed with these priceless stories inspired by your treasured memories. It's a part of our heritage that is being lost at an alarming rate. Thanks for the privilege of sharing your special childhood.

This message was edited Mar 25, 2008 4:41 PM

March 25, 2008
8:37 PM

Post #4708777

Sharon, I had heard that hawkweed was used as an herb but had no idea how. This was a fantastic story and good lessons learned!

(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

March 25, 2008
11:43 PM

Post #4709297

Another fabulous article, Sharon. You truly are the best writer on the DG team. Though we may not all have had an Aunt Bett or an Aunt Edna it's great fun to read your memories. I truly enjoyed your watercolor and the other photos as well.
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

March 26, 2008
1:04 AM

Post #4709690

Thank you Victor, GGG and Pirl. I am glad you enjoyed the article.
She knew a lot more than I will ever know, though, and I can only hope I do her knowledge justice.
Wauchula, FL
(Zone 9b)

March 26, 2008
1:49 AM

Post #4709885

Great story & believe it or not I remember the asphidity bag from my grandparents here in Fl. Also remember the tallow & camphor chest poultices.
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

March 26, 2008
1:54 AM

Post #4709920

Thanks Rene, isn't it funny that we all have similar memories from that period of time, no matter where we lived?
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

March 26, 2008
4:15 AM

Post #4710504

Your childhood tales are a delight to read, Sharon. Thanks for sharing another fond memory.
Isn't it amazing how folk remedies worked better than some of todays medicines?
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

March 26, 2008
4:26 AM

Post #4710523

So true, JD. I just wish I could remember more, or wish I had more of her records. She had a use for everything it seemed.

Thanks for reading the article, glad you enjoyed it.

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SubjectThread StarterRepliesLast Post
Well done, Sharon doccat5 3 Mar 25, 2008 10:18 PM
Wonderful article!! threegardeners 4 Mar 26, 2008 1:01 AM
More please! cathy4 3 Mar 26, 2008 12:20 AM
I want an Aunt Bett!! daylilydaddy 1 Mar 26, 2008 1:00 AM
Aunt Bett would be proud of you Shar! Bettypauze 4 Mar 31, 2008 3:02 PM

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