Marva and her lighter

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JewelryQueen wrote:
8 months ago
@Blossom

You are always such a positive person and I for one thank you for that.

There are a plethora of books on herbal and natural remedies already on the market, although I have to admit most of them could use more writing in plain English and less jargon. Also, I'm really not an expert and a little knowledge can be dangerous-- like I might get sued and they'll take away my SLC jewelry collection!

I do have a rough draft book that is a collection of my funny life stories. Not quite enough material yet and needs some fine tuning. If I wasn't so lazy... maybe you all might just give me the push I need. You might need a cat-o-nine-tails whip!

The main thrust of this post is I can scarcely believe how many kind, caring, supportive, wonderful and entertaining friends I have made here, and in such a short period of time. What a blessing!!!!! You are all my Valentines.
You're right. There are SO many books about herbs. I used to be into them way more than I have recently but these posts are pulling me back to them. The books, like websites seem to vary in info on same herb sometimes & I usually give up. And you are right (again) they are not anything to take lightly & some must be used w/care.

Here in 'nowheresville USA' there was a woman who seemed very knowledgeable & tried to help those who asked but....she just up & moved to Hawaii & her home business went with her! Can you imagine the nerve of her, leaving us to move to a place like that!😋

For your life stories...don't give up until you find the right publisher! Those others don't know what they passed up!

Happy Valentines to you & everyone!
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Re: Marva and her lighter

Post by JewelryQueen » 8 months ago

Blossom

Books are good for reference but I learned most of my herbal repertoire at my Grandmother's knee who learned it at her mother's knee. My Grandmother was 94 when she died and my Great Gramma was 98 so they must have known something. My Granny even grew quite a few of her own herbs for quality control. She used what worked most of the time, for most of the people with that particular ailment. I use reference books mostly for possible drug interactions.

My Great Grandmother was a twin and weighed 2 kilos (premie weight-about 4 1/2 lbs). Keep in mind she was born in 1875. They put her in the bun warming compartment of a wood burning stove and made mask from layers if fine cheesecloth to stay the effects of any smoke. She had trouble keeping milk down so her mother (see, goes back generations) made a cherry bark tea with ginger root and peppermint which stopped the colic. Her twin did not make it sadly, but she was even smaller.

They both said if you wait until you are sick it may be too late. Their recipe for long life: Plenty of excercise, fresh air, sunlight, FRESH food in variety, don't smoke, don't drink to excess, have a hobby that really interests you, be born with good genes, and stay away from doctors unless you have an immediate acute ailment. Like one that needs surgery.

Two questions. So when do I get to go to Hawaii? and That's your cat-o-nine tails?
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Re: Marva and her lighter

Post by Blossom » 8 months ago

JewelryQueen wrote:
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Blossom

Books are good for reference but I learned most of my herbal repertoire at my Grandmother's knee who learned it at her mother's knee. My Grandmother was 94 when she died and my Great Gramma was 98 so they must have known something. My Granny even grew quite a few of her own herbs for quality control. She used what worked most of the time, for most of the people with that particular ailment. I use reference books mostly for possible drug interactions.

My Great Grandmother was a twin and weighed 2 kilos (premie weight-about 4 1/2 lbs). Keep in mind she was born in 1875. They put her in the bun warming compartment of a wood burning stove and made mask from layers if fine cheesecloth to stay the effects of any smoke. She had trouble keeping milk down so her mother (see, goes back generations) made a cherry bark tea with ginger root and peppermint which stopped the colic. Her twin did not make it sadly, but she was even smaller.

They both said if you wait until you are sick it may be too late. Their recipe for long life: Plenty of excercise, fresh air, sunlight, FRESH food in variety, don't smoke, don't drink to excess, have a hobby that really interests you, be born with good genes, and stay away from doctors unless you have an immediate acute ailment. Like one that needs surgery.

Two questions. So when do I get to go to Hawaii? and That's your cat-o-nine tails?
You come from a long line of strong women but that doesn't surprise me! You're one strong lady yourself!

Just as soon as I figure out how to get myself to Hawaii, I'll hitch you & everyone else who wants to go onto my coat tails!
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Post by JewelryQueen » 8 months ago

The doctors said they would be surprised if Great Grams lived to be 16. They were only off by 82 years!
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Re: Marva and her lighter

Post by Blossom » 8 months ago

JewelryQueen wrote:
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The doctors said they would be surprised if Great Grams lived to be 16. They were only off by 82 years!
Great Grams showed them!

All the ladies in your family were born before their time. In today's world they would have been second to no doctor!
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Re: Marva and her lighter

Post by Spooky » 8 months ago

JewelryQueen wrote:
8 months ago
@Vicky

I am so sorry you had to go through all that. I too believe God has a purpose for me that I have yet to fulfill.

It also didn't hurt I went through pre-med. Admittedly that was almost 50 years ago but I don't know how the average person negotiates through the medical system sometimes when they don't even know what questions they should be asking.

A sense of humor also doesn't hurt. When I was having one of my worst radiation treatments, on Halloween Day no less, I wore a Porky Pig costume and had an apple in the mouth of my mask. The Doctor was not amused. When my long hair fell out and I had lost a bunch of weight I slapped on my new short wig, dug out a set of my scrubs, made a phony ID on a lanyard and boy did they have a hard time finding me at the hospital for my appointment even though I was standing right at the nurses desk. No one was amused (except me) by that one either.

And then there is just being stubborn and refusing to die. I think the will to live can be very strong medicine.
@JewelryQueen you remind me of my cousin and I
especially when we get together. I love your sense
of humor and I’d be right there with you in costume.
Too freaking bad the staff had no sense of humor.
Must be some very sad people
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Re: Marva and her lighter

Post by RoxiJade » 8 months ago

Gemsnob wrote:
8 months ago
I think Marva is getting carried away with the lighter. Not every gem has color change! Just STOP with the theatrics!
Good evening,Gemsnob! I was just wondering: If a person were to ask you why you shop at Shop LC, what would your answer be? So glad you didn't leave after all! :)
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