Re: [gardeners] Still no frost!

George Shirley (
Mon, 04 Nov 2002 12:43:19 -0600

IIRC cod liver oil was very high in vitamin D and possibly C and some of
the B vitamins. This was in the days before vitamins were routinely


Margaret Lauterbach wrote:
> >
> >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
> >enough.
> >
> >George
> 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