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  1. I always wondered why they did that. There's no way my kids would have ever kept it on. I can see it now " Come here Charlotte let me tie up your head." I hope he's feeling better soon.

  2. Some of the old wives remedies are still the best. Our Mum used to heat up a soft woolen vest and give it to us to hold on our poor aching faces…..and then she figured out a heated pad inside a "tie up" … ooooh…it was ever so comfy and almost felt like it helped defy gravity for the poor swollen, tender areas.
    Go for it…he will thank you…and yes..for sure…don't mention anything sour….ouch. ouch! makes me pucker up just thinking of it.

  3. I was always taught that wrapping the face acted like a compression bandage that reduced the swelling.
    I always put in that ridiculous file category as putting meat on an infection to draw out the poisons.
    Been lurking on your blog for a while and love it immensely.

  4. This is a sweet little snippet of a bygone era. Hurrah for vaccines that have practically done away with this scourge. As a child of the 50s, I recall the ache, if not the rag.

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