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  1. My grandparents raised me from the time I was born (1940). His cure for a cough or a cold or flu included a shot of rye whiskey with a slice of lemon, lime, or orange in it.

    And until I was in school and old enough to know what was goin on, one of HER treatments for fevers, flu, and what-all was laudanum. Illegal, but she said a little bit now and then wouldn’t hurt anybody.

    ‘Course these were people who’d already endured WWI, raised 8 kids mostly during the Great Depression, and grew up as kids themselves without electricity, city plumbing, and indoor bathrooms.

    Didn’t have a whole lotta use for gummint rules & regs.

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