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Heck I didn’t know I was supposed to tie his head up!
November 20, 2007 at 8:24 pm
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.
November 20, 2007 at 10:35 pm
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.
November 21, 2007 at 3:13 am
I never had the mumps… Neither have my kids… Thanfully! I can't imagine a kid keeping this on…
Hope he feels better soon!
November 21, 2007 at 5:55 am
yes I wondered about that too, can't say my treasures would keep it around their head either 🙂
November 21, 2007 at 10:59 am
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.
November 21, 2007 at 1:26 pm
I've never known anyone that ever had mumps – do they still do that bandage around the head thing?
Terri Warren says
November 21, 2007 at 3:39 pm
LMAO!!!! Too funny!
November 24, 2007 at 2:25 pm
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.
December 3, 2007 at 8:06 am
awwe, how cute.
awwe, how cute.
January 30, 2008 at 11:36 pm
Oh my goodness! I remember that exact page from a book when I was a child, but which book was it?!?!
Amy B says
April 28, 2016 at 3:25 pm
World Book Encyclopedia series called “Childcraft” the How and Why library. Volume ONE
January 30, 2011 at 1:09 am
It so cute!