Grandma’s Medicine and Debt Book

Some time right after mother died, we found a classic book. It contained Grandma’s recipes for cures for ailments, i.e. gargling with bleach for sore throat. (Good grief!) Most of these recipes she would have died from if she’d taken her ‘cures.’

She also wrote exercises like “take your one hand and put it on the back of your head. Take your other hand and put it on your knee. Then take your other hand and….” Three hands?

Also written in this book were the loans and payments back to her by her children. She always scrimped and had money and her children did borrow from her, all of whom paid her back. Except Harold who according to the rest of the family and this book, borrowed more than the others and never paid back one penny.