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COLD CURE:
MIX CHICKEN FAT (MELTED) AND CAMPHOR TOGETHER FOR CHEST
COLD -- RUB ON CHEST.

Where learned: FLORIDA ; Plant City

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 10-20-1973

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BOIL TOGETHER RED CURRANT JAM AND GINGER. TAKE BY SPOONFULS
FOR COLDS.

Where learned: FLORIDA ; Plant City

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 10-20-1973

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USE HOT SALT WATER TO SOAK PARTS OF BODY (FEET, HANDS,
ARMS, ETC.) WHEN HURT OR ACHES.

Where learned: FLORIDA ; Plant City

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mineral

Date learned: 10-20-1973

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USE BAKING SODA FOR BURNS AND BAKING SODA ON INSECT
BITES LIKE A WASP BITE.

Where learned: FLORIDA ; Plant City

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Insect
BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 10-20-1973

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Wheat Harvesting

In Kansas, we grow wheat in our section, and when it was tim eto cut and thrash the wheat, the neighbors would all help each _take turbns, first Mr. J's wheat. Then when finished, go the next day to Mr. H_then Mr. W_ etc._ All men in neighborhood would go and work with the other neighbors_and the wives of all of the men would meet at the home where the men were working, and help that housewife cook dinner for all, then next day to another house_this way everyone helped each other and had no wages to pay and the ladies loved being together.

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Where learned: FLORIDA ; Plant City

Keyword(s): Agricultural ; Barter ; Community ; CUSTOM ; Domestic ; FARMING ; Harvesting ; LIFE ; Wheat

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Work Commerce Business

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Special Memory Quilts

A lot of mothers made "memory quilts" that was pieces of material from dresses or skirts of all in the family like-a scrap of Baby's first colored dress or their first year in school dress, little boys first year, and first year school shirt. Any occassion that meant a lot to them, they would enter the material of what that person wore-no pattern, just sew any shape togehter. It was called "Memories' Crazy Quilt"

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Where learned: FLORIDA ; Plant City

Keyword(s): Babies ; CHILDREN ; Craft ; Domestic ; Heirloom ; Keepsake ; MEMORIES ; Quilting ; Textiles

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Finished Product

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Saying

Hitch your wagon to a star

(Plan and work for the best)

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Where learned: FLORIDA ; Plant City

Keyword(s): Saying ; Star ; SUCCESS ; Wagon

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Vocabulary

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Saying

Paddle your own canoe

(Mind your own business)

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Where learned: FLORIDA ; Plant City

Keyword(s): Busybody ; CANOE ; Maxim ; Paddle ; PROVERB ; Saying

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Vocabulary

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Saying

Give some folks enough rope and they will hang themselves.

(They talk too much)

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Where learned: FLORIDA ; Plant City

Keyword(s): GOSSIP ; Hang ; Rope ; Saying

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Vocabulary

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Saying

Let sleeping dogs lie

(Don't bring up the past)

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Where learned: FLORIDA ; Plant City

Keyword(s): Dogs ; Dredge ; HISTORY ; Miscellaneous Motifs ; PAST ; Sleeping

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Vocabulary

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