SEGMENT: HEALTH, RELIGION, & ENVIRONMENT

Bert Aikman>UIS Collection A's>UIS Collection, Segment 17

SEGMENT: HEALTH, RELIGION, & ENVIRONMENT,

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HEALTH
Bert got poison-ivy a lot, once putting him in bed. Great-Grandmother, who was from KY, fried & made grease from nightshade plant for poison-ivy. Mentions tea made from vervain roots to cure bellyaches (sometimes due to eating green apples), sassafras tea, & a tea made from wild cherry & crabapple bark. Special method to peel bark. Mentions looking for hemlock in Oregon. Mentions cascara bark & cascara tree.
RELIGION
Bert gives attitude towards literal interpretation of Bible, "….I believe every word of it."
FARMHOUSE
Bert mentions getting coal for furnace from Nilwood with his father.
ENVIRONMENT
Mentions bad winter when he wore skates a lot & had to take water to cattle & horses because ice made it hard for them to walk.
COAL MINING
Mentions coal mine in Girard around 1900.
FAMILY
Bert corrects himself about Dr. who delivered his sisters.
CHILDHOOD ACTIVITIES
List of games played as a child. Playing cards were not allowed. Authors helped with knowing history.