Black Birch and Toothaches: A delightful and informative article

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Black Birch and Toothaches

By Sharon
July 9, 2013

It was a tree just like any other growing in the mountains of Southeast Kentucky, but it glowed like gold in the fall mountain sunshine. I watched Aunt Bett use her pocket knife to cut a little twig from it. She rarely used her pocket knife. Usually, she just broke off what she needed. Then she began to chew on the cut end of the twig, and I began to pay attention.

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Name: Mary
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MaryE
Jul 8, 2013 10:36 PM CST
We always learn something from your Aunt Bett stories! You had a rich childhood, not in money, but in love and a wealth of knowledge. Thanks for sharing it with all of us.
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Sharon
Jul 9, 2013 12:06 AM CST
Mary, thanks.
My childhood was rich, but you know, I didn't realize that until I was old. Now I treasure every memory.
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Jul 9, 2013 1:53 PM CST
Sharon, you are a lucky lady indeed! Hurray!
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Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Jul 9, 2013 2:06 PM CST
Smiling Thanks, J!

It's nice to share good memories.
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CDsSister
Jul 9, 2013 3:34 PM CST

I love how your articles bring to mind our own memories.

For me it was the mention of cold water in mason jars, fresh out the well.
I remember how really delicious and refreshing water from the well was. And boy was it cold, froze the hairs on your teeth Hilarious! Hilarious!

Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Jul 9, 2013 3:39 PM CST
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Yep, it did for sure!
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Skiekitty
Jul 10, 2013 10:30 AM CST
I absolutely *love* these articles.. brightens up my hectic days! Thank you thank you thank you for writing them! *big hugs!*
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Sharon
Jul 10, 2013 11:05 AM CST
Big Grin Your words surely made me smile, Toni!.
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