A Little Twig from Ladonia (My Family Tree)
By Mary Katherine James Dowell -- 1987
Provided by Glenn Ann Dowell Hunt
Curing The Thrush
There is a world of old sayings and legends that are going to be lost if they are not preserved. Just a few days ago I met a day who said her father died three months before she was born and I said "Oh, you can cure the thrush." My grandmother always said a person who had never seen their father could blow in a baby's mouth and the thrush would be cured. Today a pediatrician will say that is unsanitary but in the old days people would go miles to find someone capable of curing the thrush in a baby's mouth.
Now, laugh, if you want to, but I believe it and so do lots of other people.
This lady said when she was a child, and her mother would get her all dressed up and they would leave home to go visiting. She knew that was going to happen. They were going to see a new baby and she was going to blow in the baby's mouth to cure the thrush.
Her mother's book provided to us by:
Glenn Ann Dowell Hunt