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FOLK REMEDIES

TO PREVENT AN AMPUTATED LIMB FROM HURTING, BURN IT
IMMEDIATELY. THIS IS CALLED THE PHANTOM LIMB IF IT HURTS.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; MILLEDGEVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

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FOLK CURE

TO CURE THE WHOOPING COUGH MIX WHISKEY, HONEY AND LEMON
TOGETHER AND DRINK AT BEDTIME.

Submitter comment: MY MOTHER USED THIS CURE MANY A NIGHT WITH ME. I LIKED THE
CURE BECAUSE IT MADE ME SLEEP GOOD.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; MILLEDGEVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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FOLK REMEDIES

TO TAKE "FIRE" FROM A BURN, PUT TOOTHPASTE OR SODA ON IT.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; MILLEDGEVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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TO REMOVE THE STING OF A STING PUT SNUFF ON IT.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; MILLEDGEVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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FOLK REMEDIES

TO EASE THE SWELLEN OF THE MUMPS, PUT SARDINE OIL ON THE
SWOLLEN GLANDS.

Submitter comment:

MY MOTHER USED THIS REMEDY ON ME WHEN I HAD THE MUMPS. SHE
TIED A LONG-SLEEVE WHITE SHIRT AROUND MY GLANDS TO KEEP THE
OIL ON.

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Where learned: GEORGIA ; MILLEDGEVILLE

Keyword(s): Ailments ; CURE ; Glands ; Homeopathy ; Mumps ; Relief ; REMEDY ; Sardines

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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FOLK REMEDIES

IF YOU STICK A NAIL IN YOUR FOOT PUT A SLAB OF FATBACK ON
THE WOUND.
TO DRAW OUT THE POISON.

Submitter comment: MY BROTHER STUCK A NAIL IN HIS FOOT WHEN HE WAS YOUNG. MY AUNT
USED THIS REMEDY AND GASOLINE TO DRAW THE POISON OUT.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; MILLEDGEVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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FOLK REMEDIES

TO EASE THE PAIN OF A STING RUB TOBACCO ON IT.

Submitter comment: MY AUNT WOULD TELL US TO USE TOBACCO WHEN WE GOT STUNG BY A
WASP OR BUMBLEBEE. WE LIVED IN THE COUNTRY WHERE THERE WAS
PLENTY OF THEM.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; MILLEDGEVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Wind Whirlwind Hurricane Cyclone Tornado
BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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BELIEFS ABOUT FRIDAYS

NEVER START ANYTHING ON FRIDAY THAT YOU CAN NOT FINISH.

Submitter comment: MY AUNT WILL NEVER START ANYTHING ON FRIDAY THAT SHE CAN NOT
FINISH. SHE STATES THAT IF SHE DOES NOT FINISH IT THAT DAY
IT WILL NEVER GET FINISHED.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; MILLEDGEVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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SIGNS OF REVELATIONS

WHEN THE FIG TREES BLOOM IT IS A SIGN THAT THE WORLD IS NEARING
ITS END.

Submitter comment: MY AUNT WATCHES THE FIG TREE THAT SHE HAS IN HER YARD CONSTANTLY
TO SEE IF IT HAS BLOOMED.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; MILLEDGEVILLE

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Creation and Order of Universe
BELIEF -- Origin of Characteristics of Plants
BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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