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Folk Medicine- Mud for Ant Bites

Context: My informant spent most of her childhood playing outside at her grandmother’s house in the early 2000s. She tells me she remembers there being a lot of ant piles at the house, and it wasn’t unusual for her or another kid to stand in one without realizing. Whenever someone got an ant bite, her… Continue Reading »

Don’t let the bugs bite

Text “Sleep tight, don’t let the bugs bite. If they do hit ‘em with a shoe, and they’ll turn black and blue!”   Background The informant knows this saying because her parents would always say it to her right before she went to sleep every night. It reminds her of childhood and she remembers that… Continue Reading »