Earlier this week I was running out of ideas of what to write about for this WWII Household Tips & Tricks series. When I started this I thought that it was going to be a long running series but all of a sudden I ran into a writers block. For the life of me I couldn't think of anything, I knew there were more tips but they just weren't coming to me. I think I was having writers block because I wasn't feeling very good; sore throat, headache, body ache. I called my mom, that's what I do when I'm not feeling good and she told me to rub some Vick's on my throat and wrap it with one of my hubby's clean socks. All of a sudden my writers block was gone, this was one of the many things that my grandma did with Vicks VapoRub.
Vicks VapoRub was something that we always had in our medicine cabinet when we were growing up, I also remember it being in my grandmas. I began calling family members to get their ideas for this WWII topic. Much to my surprise they remembered my grandma using it for a bunch of different reasons. I was shocked at how versatile this little jar of vapor was. By the way, the Vicks and sock cured my sore throat.
Splinters - to remove, apply Vick's Vapor rub to the splinter and cover with a band-aid before going to bed. The next morning the splinter will be on the band-aid.
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** If, by some small miracle, you worked at Amway in Ada, MI and were the person my mother loaned the notebook to, please contact me. The notebook is a small (approx 6x9), black, 3-ring binder, and contains hand drawn patterns (teddy bear), recipes, tips and tricks. It would mean so much to my family to have it back.
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