July 25, 2014

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A Penny For Your Thoughts

By Nancy Whitaker

LIFE AS IT WAS

In last week’s Penny, we told of some of the food the early settlers cooked and how they lived before this country was settled. We also spoke of some of the ways they “made due” with various items.

The early pioneers were a hardy bunch, but they too, succumbed to disease and injuries. They did not know what germs were, so sometimes, they made up crazy ways to prevent getting sick.

They were also creative and innovative in finding so called “cures” for ailments. Today they are referred to as superstitions. My family had a bunch and I still practice some of them.