Saturday, June 14, 2008

No, I Didn't

No I didn't survive Friday the 13th unscathed. Before the clock struck midnight I was viciously attacked by a wasp. It bit me or stung me and it hurt really bad! Of course I may be a big sissy and have a very low pain threshold, but it really hurt. After digging through the medicine cabinet in search of relief I settled on Bactine. But I could have used one of these. Just think of all the room I could save in the bathroom cabinet if I could decide on one.


Nature's remedy. Vegetine, the great blood purifier. Purifies the Blood, renovates and invigorates the whole system. Its medicinal qualities are Alterative, Tonic, Solvent and Diuretic...Vegetine in powder form is sold by all druggists and general stores...

Brown's Household Panacea
...The great pain reliever. For internal and external pains, Rheumatism, Pain in Stomach, Bowels or Side, Colic, Diarrhoea, Colds, Sprains, Burns, Scalds, Cramps & Bruises...Brown's Vermifuge Comfits or Worm Lozenges...

. Danforth's Great Vegetable Pain Destroyer
Danforth's Vegetable Pain Destroyer has been the recognized standard remedy for all affections of the bowels, as the many hundreds of thousands of persons - in all parts of the world - who have used it, will testify. With such a record, why should any one neglect to keep it at hand for ready use in sudden attacks of Cholera Morbus, Summer Complaint and Colic, and the debilitating ailments of Diarrhea and Dysentary, to which all are liable during our hot seasons. It will afford quick relief, check the tendency to violent action, and soothe and calm the stomach and bowels. For Cramps it gives immediate relief, and for Asiatic Cholera it is a reliable stand-by...


Dalley's Magical Pain Extractor
...Because it cures Burns and Scalds, and leaves no scar. Because it will cure a felon quicker than anything else known. Because it gives relief at once, and always cures the Piles. Because by it the agony of Corns and Bunions is relieved immediately. Because it will make Chapped Hands smooth in a night. Because it draws from Ulcers and old Sores their poison, healing without scar. Because Erysipelas and Skin Diseases have found in it a master. Because Inflammation in every form gives way to it as if by magic...




Mother Gray Sweet Worm Powders
The children's worm medicine so successfully used by Mother Gray, for years a nurse in the Children's Home in New York...If you have a child fretful and cross, with dark circles around the eyes, offensive breath, frequent headaches, constant thirst, pains in the stomach and bowels; or if your child's sleep is disturbed by a hacking cough, and grinding of the teeth, and the child frequently talks during sleep, and on waking is pale and irritable, with irregular bowels and itching and bleeding at the nose...they are as harmless as milk and pleasant to take and never fail...
(my daughter definitely needs this.)

And for good measure I need this:

Ham's Oil of Gladness
...Ham's Oil of Gladness is a nice clean and pleasant remedy for the many aches and pains that are constantly occurring in every household. It is pleasant to the senses being aromatic, and limpid as pure water...It is used internally and externally, full directions in English and German accompany each bottle...

Well, I guess I would just fill up the medicine cabinet with different stuff.

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7 comments:

High Desert Diva said...

Ouch...sorry about the sting!

Great images

Karen from A`Musements said...

BZZZzzzzzZZZzzzz! How awful! And I just hope you stung that nasty thing back! Knowing you, you got out a hammer...
I got stung by a wasp a couple of years ago and it really does hurt. My condolences and Bactine?! You and I are SO old. Ooops! Did THAT sting too?
xoxo
Karen
P.S. Better email me. I've been worried about you and you've just been out rompin' with the damn bees...

Designs by CK said...

Sorry about the sting! Hope you are recovering well!

Maybe it happened to always remember this 13th. Sorry, I always try to find the silver lining...

FUN post & pics!

Hope you are well! :-)

Spooky Hugs,
Chris

Sweet Repose said...

Back in the day, Granny always put a ball of mud on our stings, supposedly it draws out the venom...it still hurt like crazy, but the chocolate chip cookies took the pain away instantly...hmmm, funny how it works that way...
sharon

Hey Harriet said...

I've been stung by plenty of bees, but never a wasp. Thankfully! I imagine wasps hurt a lot more than bees. & bees hurt enough!

btw I landed here via your profile & wanted to say that I love your taste in films!

Donna O. said...

You're NOT being a baby- those little mothers hurt!!
D.

Judy said...

So sorry about that sting but at least we got to view those awesome images.
great post as usual.