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RE: Happy Holidays to All/now old country lanquages


oh gag- I can't even imagine Fels Naptha in the mouth- it's great to wash
off skin after touching poison ivy though to prevent the rash.

Thanks god my mother didn't believe in the soap in mouth punishment!

Theresa

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
Behalf Of james singer
Sent: Saturday, December 27, 2003 12:32 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Happy Holidays to All/now old country lanquages


Fels Naptha, I think

On Saturday, December 27, 2003, at 03:17 PM, Daryl wrote:

> That's interesting. There was no dearth of people who were
> well-educated in
> my Mom's family, but they had problems with postal delivery. If I
> recall,
> one of the last letters we got from the cousins said, in effect, please
> don't send any more letters or packages, because they use them against
> us.
> We had been in the habit of sending clothes and food, and apparently,
> among
> other things, the packages were pilfered, and then the recipients
> still had
> to pay taxes on the whole thing. Sad.
>
> Re getting your mouth washed out with soap - that's a memory, all
> right. I
> can't stand the smell of Ivory to this day, nor of the old yellow
> laundry
> soap.
>
> Daryl
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Daniel Roman" <djroman@worldnet.att.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Saturday, December 27, 2003 8:43 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Happy Holidays to All/now old country lanquages
>
>
>> Daryl,
>>
>> We lost track of our relatives in the early 50's too. I know they were
>> having trouble finding letter writers and sometimes it took close to a
> year
>> for a response. My mom used to complain that some of the writers were
> barely
>> able to put words
>> on paper. She had to read the letter multiple times and guess at
>> parts of
> it
>> to get any meaning.
>>
>> I still remember the time at the Christmas dinner table that I proudly
> said
>> a new Polish word that I had learned. It caused quite a commotion and
>> threats of getting my mouth washed out with soap if I used that word
> again.
>> It was also bad timing on my part since we had about 20 relatives at
>> the
>> dinner. I think I was in my 20's before my parents were able to laugh
> about
>> the incident. Funny things one remembers about the holidays.
>>
>> Dan
>
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