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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: Donna Hill
Brimley, Michigan (Zone 4a)
Jul 25, 2013 6:03 PM CST
My daughter-in-law's Grandmother uses this for teething babies! She used it often on our grandchildren. Thanks for the lovely article.
Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Jul 25, 2013 6:13 PM CST
Hi Donna!

Welcome to ATP. That's so good to know; I vaguely remember that Aunt Bett and my grandmother might have used it for teething, but since I wasn't sure, I hesitated to write about it. Thank you so much for mentioning it.

And thanks for reading the article. So good to have you here on this site.
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