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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Why Our Grandparents Were So Happy!!!

'Why Our Great-Grandparents Had Fond Memories of Their Youth...' 
 (I'm surprised they remember anything!!)

A bottle of Bayer's 'Heroin'
. Between 1890 and 1910 heroin was sold as a non-addictive substitute for morphine.
It was also used to treat children suffering with a strong cough..

Metcalf's Coca Wine was one of a huge variety of wines with cocaine on the market.. Everybody used to
 say that it would make you happy and it would also work as a medicinal treatment.
Mariani wine (1875) was the most famous Coca wine of it's time. 
Pope Leo XIII
 used to carry one bottle with him all the time.
He awarded Angelo Mariani (the producer) with a Vatican gold medal.. 

Maltine Coca Wine was produced by the Maltine Manufacturing Company of New
York. It was suggested that you should take a full glass with or after every meal. Children should only take half a glass. 
Opium for Asthma:

At 40% alcohol plus 3 grams of opium per tablet,It didn't cure you, but you didn't care... 
Cocaine Tablets (1900).

All stage actors, singers, teachers and preachers had to have them for a maximum performance. Great to 'smooth' the voice. 
Cocaine drops for toothache.

Very popular for children in 1885. 
Not only did they relieve the pain, they made the children very happy!

Opium for newborns.

I'm sure this would make them sleep well (not only the Opium, but also 46% alcohol)!

It's no wonder they were called, 
'The Good Old Days'!
From cradle to grave...

Everyone Was Stoned!



Dianne said...

sounds good to me! ;)

Gattina said...

Here you can say : The good old times ! lol !

TexWisGirl said...

wow! :)

Jo said...

I only recognize the last one: paragoric which we grew up with!

Mama Zen said...

Isn't that amazing?

Lew said...

My grandmom's cure for sore throat was Old Grandad and brown sugar.

Indrani said...

Interesting info.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Pass the cocaine drops sil vous plait haha!

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Oh! So interesting!
Well I wouldn't mind trying it now! He he he;o)

NixBlog said...

Ah, the good old days....

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