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My Grandma Told Me Bout the Spanish Flu

 
Mother May I  (OP)

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My Great Grandpa was 10 years old when the last man was hanged in Ripley,WV.
His father forbid the family to go,though he,himself was going.
His son,my Great Grandpa, sneaked his way there. Said he sat upon a fence.
Saw the man's tongue hanging out as he turned purple.
Jumped off the fence and ran home.
Heard his Father tell his Mother, he wished he had not gone.
My Great Grandpa wished he hadn't gone either,and always told me so.
 Quoting: For a better day


Just wanted to add,Grandpa died at 100 years old.
He was born in 1887.
Died 1987.
 Quoting: For a better day


Wow. Yeah, just like my grandma, (1900-2000)they saw quite a huge bunch of changes. I mean, cars, and lights and freezers and fridges, and telephones, and computers. Unreal.
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My Great Grandpa was 10 years old when the last man was hanged in Ripley,WV.
His father forbid the family to go,though he,himself was going.
His son,my Great Grandpa, sneaked his way there. Said he sat upon a fence.
Saw the man's tongue hanging out as he turned purple.
Jumped off the fence and ran home.
Heard his Father tell his Mother, he wished he had not gone.
My Great Grandpa wished he hadn't gone either,and always told me so.
 Quoting: For a better day


Just wanted to add,Grandpa died at 100 years old.
He was born in 1887.
Died 1987.
 Quoting: For a better day


Wow. Yeah, just like my grandma, (1900-2000)they saw quite a huge bunch of changes. I mean, cars, and lights and freezers and fridges, and telephones, and computers. Unreal.
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The older generation in my family swear by this old cough tincture

Cut a large spanish onion in half

Leave on a clean plate

Cover both halves of the onion with sugar and wait a day for the sugar to dissolve

The syrup left at the bottom of the onion on the plate is the tincture

Take a table spoon every couple of hours

Apparently it works for flu too

I have tried this when I've felt really ill and it worked for me, the cold was gone in a day...

I can't discount the placebo effect though as I really felt bad and I really wanted it to work!

In the old days sugar was rationed (during and after the world war 2), so you had to feel REALLY bad to do this
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Wow,thanks for that. I saw a tincture many swear by. I am gong t try it, and see if it works.
 Quoting: Mother May I

This is really close to how my Gramma treated colds/flu:
Cut thin slices of onion and layer them in a cup.
Sprinkle brown sugar (she used "indian sugar" made from
Maple sugar
Fill the cup half full
Boil some water and pour into the cup until its full/
Dont drink till it cools down and if its for little kids dont mention there's onion, just strain it into another cup.
Onions and garlic have a natural antibiotic in them
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The older generation in my family swear by this old cough tincture

Cut a large spanish onion in half

Leave on a clean plate

Cover both halves of the onion with sugar and wait a day for the sugar to dissolve

The syrup left at the bottom of the onion on the plate is the tincture

Take a table spoon every couple of hours

Apparently it works for flu too

I have tried this when I've felt really ill and it worked for me, the cold was gone in a day...

I can't discount the placebo effect though as I really felt bad and I really wanted it to work!

In the old days sugar was rationed (during and after the world war 2), so you had to feel REALLY bad to do this
 Quoting: TheFierceOne


Wow,thanks for that. I saw a tincture many swear by. I am gong t try it, and see if it works.
 Quoting: Mother May I

This is really close to how my Gramma treated colds/flu:
Cut thin slices of onion and layer them in a cup.
Sprinkle brown sugar (she used "indian sugar" made from
Maple sugar
Fill the cup half full
Boil some water and pour into the cup until its full/
Dont drink till it cools down and if its for little kids dont mention there's onion, just strain it into another cup.
Onions and garlic have a natural antibiotic in them
 Quoting: American Indian Elder




My Mum used to slice the onions thinly and then put treacle on them and put them on the hearth. Drink the juice the next day.



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My gram was born in 1900 and lived until 2000-she died jus two months short of 100 years old.


I used to ask her all kinds of things, since she'd seen so much happen. She knew so much interesting stuff.


She lived outside of our small town, so was probably safer than those in contact with a lot of people. She said they closed the theatre, and some of the shops. She lost a couple friends to the Spanish flu. She said they wore masks, and you saw people with them on everywhere when you went into town.

I remember her telling me how they made sausage, fried it up in patties, then put a layer in a crock, poured the grease from frying it over the layer, then fried another batch of it, layered that on top the grease, and covered IT with more grease, on and on until the 5gallon crock was full. She said they opened a layer at a time to eat those sausage patties all winter, and it stayed good. They stored it in the cellar/ basement, with no refrigeration.

I remember she told me they had no pesticides--so their solution for ants in the house was, they put a cap from a jar under the sink, filled it with sugar-water. The ants would come to it, fill up, then leave back to their homes. They would never come into the other cupboards or food left out, since they had a steady food source.


So bizarre, but it actually makes perfect sense. LOL

Please shareyour Old-time stories folks, we can learn something from them.
 Quoting: Mother May I


My grandmother lost her first husband and one lung to the Spanish flu. She made it to about 94 on one lung and eating plenty of pork. Her mind was clear until the end. She told me not to drink soda pop because it would give me Sugar Diabetes. She said that in the 50's.
Funny how 'social security' has a shortfall...but never WELFARE!
Gimme a break.
Somehow, we can always afford ALL types of welfare (even for millions of illegal immigrants!), plus billions in foreign aid to nations that hate us...BUT...social security is a "problem".

Nah, the problem is the goobermint...Unknown AC.


Blame it on my ADD, baby...Sail


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10/11/2018 02:01 PM

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My gram was born in 1900 and lived until 2000-she died jus two months short of 100 years old.


I used to ask her all kinds of things, since she'd seen so much happen. She knew so much interesting stuff.


She lived outside of our small town, so was probably safer than those in contact with a lot of people. She said they closed the theatre, and some of the shops. She lost a couple friends to the Spanish flu. She said they wore masks, and you saw people with them on everywhere when you went into town.

I remember her telling me how they made sausage, fried it up in patties, then put a layer in a crock, poured the grease from frying it over the layer, then fried another batch of it, layered that on top the grease, and covered IT with more grease, on and on until the 5gallon crock was full. She said they opened a layer at a time to eat those sausage patties all winter, and it stayed good. They stored it in the cellar/ basement, with no refrigeration.

I remember she told me they had no pesticides--so their solution for ants in the house was, they put a cap from a jar under the sink, filled it with sugar-water. The ants would come to it, fill up, then leave back to their homes. They would never come into the other cupboards or food left out, since they had a steady food source.


So bizarre, but it actually makes perfect sense. LOL

Please shareyour Old-time stories folks, we can learn something from them.
 Quoting: Mother May I


My grandmother lost her first husband and one lung to the Spanish flu. She made it to about 94 on one lung and eating plenty of pork. Her mind was clear until the end. She told me not to drink soda pop because it would give me Sugar Diabetes. She said that in the 50's.
 Quoting: Pilgrim001


The thing about pork today is that it's toxic.
Pigs store toxins in fat, it accumulates and is discarded from the body because that's how digestion works. Pigs bodies are the closest to humans, when they die their skin rots like humans and they are used in forensic study.

Back in the day the pigs were raised on natural ingredients and didn't have a backlog of toxin in their bodies. And preservatives like nitrates weren't added to give pork shelf life.

There is some confusion about cloven animals. Probably because disposal of the intestines were hazmat.
Pilgrim001

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10/11/2018 02:18 PM

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Wow, ashes. That's interesting.

With the mineral oil, I understand it's because the shells allow air in--so if you clog up or cover the porous shell so air can't get in, they will be safe.


I'd like to get some old ways to preserve meat-like sugaring and salting. Even drying. I know it can be done, but how exactly? LOL


How much salt or how much sugar? what are the steps and amounts, that sort of thing.
 Quoting: Mother May I


My GF butchered a hog every fall. He stuffed any bone joints full of sugar (commercial?) and rubbed it on the meat. He made good sausage and ham. He fried the ham and then fried the eggs and poured coffee into the pan for Red eye gravy.
Funny how 'social security' has a shortfall...but never WELFARE!
Gimme a break.
Somehow, we can always afford ALL types of welfare (even for millions of illegal immigrants!), plus billions in foreign aid to nations that hate us...BUT...social security is a "problem".

Nah, the problem is the goobermint...Unknown AC.


Blame it on my ADD, baby...Sail


The election of Donald Trump didn't cause the hatred displayed by the progressive liberal left and democratic party. The election of Donald Trump exposed it.
Donald Isaacson

Don't forget to have your Liberals spayed or neutered....Stolen
Mother May I  (OP)

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My gram was born in 1900 and lived until 2000-she died jus two months short of 100 years old.


I used to ask her all kinds of things, since she'd seen so much happen. She knew so much interesting stuff.


She lived outside of our small town, so was probably safer than those in contact with a lot of people. She said they closed the theatre, and some of the shops. She lost a couple friends to the Spanish flu. She said they wore masks, and you saw people with them on everywhere when you went into town.

I remember her telling me how they made sausage, fried it up in patties, then put a layer in a crock, poured the grease from frying it over the layer, then fried another batch of it, layered that on top the grease, and covered IT with more grease, on and on until the 5gallon crock was full. She said they opened a layer at a time to eat those sausage patties all winter, and it stayed good. They stored it in the cellar/ basement, with no refrigeration.

I remember she told me they had no pesticides--so their solution for ants in the house was, they put a cap from a jar under the sink, filled it with sugar-water. The ants would come to it, fill up, then leave back to their homes. They would never come into the other cupboards or food left out, since they had a steady food source.


So bizarre, but it actually makes perfect sense. LOL

Please shareyour Old-time stories folks, we can learn something from them.
 Quoting: Mother May I


My grandmother lost her first husband and one lung to the Spanish flu. She made it to about 94 on one lung and eating plenty of pork. Her mind was clear until the end. She told me not to drink soda pop because it would give me Sugar Diabetes. She said that in the 50's.
 Quoting: Pilgrim001


The thing about pork today is that it's toxic.
Pigs store toxins in fat, it accumulates and is discarded from the body because that's how digestion works. Pigs bodies are the closest to humans, when they die their skin rots like humans and they are used in forensic study.

Back in the day the pigs were raised on natural ingredients and didn't have a backlog of toxin in their bodies. And preservatives like nitrates weren't added to give pork shelf life.

There is some confusion about cloven animals. Probably because disposal of the intestines were hazmat.
 Quoting: MissCleo


Very interesting. I just looked at this thread again after not seeing it for a few days now. I'd like to keep it going though, as so many are commenting tome privately-and I am learning a lot from you all! I've got some more to post and will do so next after I catch up with the new posts!
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Mother May I  (OP)

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I've always seen about rose hips-and how good they are for you, both as a tea, as jelly or jam, or just to eat. They are really full of vitamin C.

I have a big rose bush out back and have always seen the bright red rose hips each year. So this year, I plan on finally collecting them and using them. Here's what I've found:

Collect the red rose hips when they turn red, before they begin to wrinkle. If you can wait until after the first frost, they are sweeter.

Cut a little bit of the ends off (the flowering end and stem end) and you can freeze them as is, until you have time to work with them later.

if you want to make a jelly, you can boil the whole thing--but if you want to eat them in jam or just individually, you must split them in half and remove the inside "seeds".

I found out those seeds are covered with tiny hairs which were used as the original "itching powder" back in the day! So DO NOT eat them, or they will stick in your throat etc.

I am going to remove the seeds, then taste one on its own. Then I plan to boil them, make a "tea" liquid, and also mash up the fruit and add sugar and try to make a spread of some kind. We shall see! I'll let you know how it goes. :)
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Mother May I  (OP)

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Here's an easy method for drying apples (sweet varieties)

Peel, core and soak in cold salted water for a while. Slice into1/4 inch rounds.

Wipe them dry before putting them on racks in oven.

140 degree oven for 3-4 hrs on 3-4 consecutive days. Turning them over each time.

they will be hard when done.

leave them out in a dry place for another day. Store in tin cans or other metal container to keep moisture out.
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