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Old 08-17-2006, 11:36 AM   #1
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Foods you associate with being sick as a child or adult

Yesterday I opened up a bottle of 7up. I'd picked it up with a free coupon I had. Instantly when I opened it I thought, "I don't know about this" as my stomach did a little dance. I was determined to try to get past that feeling and not waste it but couldn't. I had to pour it out. Memories flooded me as being a child and being sick (throwing up) and this is what mom would give me. And then as an adult having to mix a Fleets (laxative) with the 7up for a proceedure. The memories of the taste of that Fleets mixture came rushing back to me with the 1st drink. It amazes me that the brain can do this.

Another one for me is Jello. I got sick on it one time after one of my C-Sections and to this day I can't bring myself to eat it.

The other things mom gave to me while I was sick never had an effect on me in my adult life.....I can still eat them without problems.......Chicken Noodle Soup, Toast and Saltine Crackers.

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Old 08-17-2006, 11:40 AM   #2
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Ginger ale. Mom made such a thing about it, I thought it was a special treat. I still love it.
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Old 08-17-2006, 11:47 AM   #3
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Ginger ale, Campbell's chicken noodle soup, saltine crackers, jello( I can't stand it now), & those packets of instant soup. Those are the things my mom would give me when I was sick. My kids get all of that except the instant soup.
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Old 08-17-2006, 12:08 PM   #4
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Yup - 7-Up & Ginger Ale, both big-time upset-tummy foods while growing up. Also (of course) chicken broth & chicken soup, as well as dry or VERY lightly buttered toast. Hot tea &/or lemonade with rock candy added was also a frequent soothing remedy for bad colds.

And though I'm certainly not advocating alcoholic beverages for children, when we had very bad colds or flu, etc., our nighttime beverage was often a cup of tea with a small dash of whiskey. In fact, there used to be something called "Rock 'n Rye", which was Rye whiskey with a skewer of rock candy in the bottle. That was, frankly, kept around our household just for bad colds - lol!! (Keep in mind that this was over 40 years ago.)
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Old 08-17-2006, 12:13 PM   #5
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My mom used to rub whiskey on sore gums when you had new teeth coming in.

I've continued the practice on myself (by the glassfull), just in case.
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Old 08-17-2006, 12:14 PM   #6
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The opening paragraph of the following

http://www.johnpowell.net/gasman/11alco.htm

describes the effects of Mum drinking sherry before breastfeeding and of gripe water on babies! I understand that gripe water is alcohol-free these days. Wonder if that makes it less effective!

And on the subject of the thread: I can't even bear the smell of Lucozade, let alone the taste.
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Old 08-17-2006, 12:55 PM   #7
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Chicken noodle soup and vanilla ice cream. I still love them both.
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7-up and saltine crackers. Of course the chicken noodle soupl as well.
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Old 08-17-2006, 01:56 PM   #9
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My mom used to rub whiskey on sore gums when you had new teeth coming in.

I've continued the practice on myself (by the glassfull), just in case.

THAT WAS FUNNY!!!
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Old 08-17-2006, 02:15 PM   #10
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Does anyone remember - from way back when - when commercial over-the-counter cough medicines had more alcohol in them than anything else - lol???
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