Re: [gardeners] Still no frost!

Margaret Lauterbach (
Mon, 04 Nov 2002 09:59:25 -0700

>I still remember when Ma Shirley, my Dad's Mom, used to dose all of us
>kids in the spring with some castor oil and then a week later with cod
>liver oil. Don't know which tasted worse as both were nasty and did
>about the same job on my intestinal tract. Never did know why the old
>people did that. She dosed the adults too if they would hold still long

Those days I didn't want to go to school and pleaded sickness, I was told 
that I'd get a dose of castor oil for my sickness.  I improved 
immediately.  Even 10 seconds of that crap wasn't worth a day's 
freedom.  Wasn't it cod liver oil that smelled like vitamin B1 that was the 
rage a few years ago for transplanting plants?  Ewwwwww.  Margaret L