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Aug 30th

Cameos of Minden

Life - Cameos of Minden

Home Remedies

When I grew up we could not afford to visit a doctor for an illness, we relied on old timey home remedies.

For instance if you had a chest cold there were two or more things my mother tried. She pinned a flannel cloth coated with Vicks salve inside next to my body after she had heated it by the stove.

Often that worked. Another was a few drops of turpentine on a spoon of sugar. That loosened the tightness in my chest. Folks who could not afford to buy turpentine used kerosene.

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Rationing during the Depression

I had saved enough money to go to Shreveport and find me some shoes for both work and dress and had made arrangements to take Monday off from work and ride to Shreveport ...

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Old Things

Recently I thought about how the old fashioned “parlors” were in the long ago, and how differently we ‘lived long ago, and by that I mean when I was a little girl, and ev...

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Initials and nicknames

What an assortment of names young people had that we grew up with in Minden!

J. R. and J. P. became Baptist preachers. L. G. had a beautiful voice. O. H. and J. Y. were br...

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Southern Sayings

There is just a “special vocabulary” in the South that is understood by Southerners, and nowhere else on earth will you hear these sayings or phrases. In fact “nary’ a on...

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