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Old 05-10-2020, 09:22   #31
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Re: Robinson's Fever Cure

Well, I am not sure whether they were the same thing...the brown one wasn't sweet, but it was heavily mentholated, the red one was very sweet, very sticky(I once sneezed when I had just had a big spoonful of this stuff and in stuck my mum's hair down very nicel-far better than amami)...the cherry stuff did not taste the same as the brown stuff...but they could have had the same ingredients in different quantities I suppose.
Neither was pleasant......another trick for coughs was being held over the fumes of a tar boiler...not much good in the winter though....no roads being tarred then.
Ah, the old remedies.
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Old 05-10-2020, 09:33   #32
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Margaret, that is hilarious - sorry, but I do have a warped sense of humour at times. I hope the hands holding the child over the tar boiler were strong ones....
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Margaret, that is hilarious - sorry, but I do have a warped sense of humour at times. I hope the hands holding the child over the tar boiler were strong ones....
Although I havn't ever been held over a tar boiler I can remember being held downwind from one on a few occasions and being told to breathe deeply,thanks for the memories Marge, Dotti.
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Margaret, that is hilarious - sorry, but I do have a warped sense of humour at times. I hope the hands holding the child over the tar boiler were strong ones....
Ma was not laughing Dorothy, she was well and truly showered....who knew that a dessertspoon of sticky medicine could cover a whole adult face....and hair?
I swear I did not do it on purpose.
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