'Why Our Great-Grandparents Had Fond Memories of Their
(I'm surprised they remember anything!!)
A bottle of Bayer's 'Heroin'.Between 1890 and 1910 heroin was sold asa non-addictive substitutefor 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 tosay 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 XIIIused to carry one bottle
with him all the time. He awarded Angelo Mariani (the producer) with a
Vatican gold medal.. Maltine.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 halfa 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
I'm interested in almost everything. Use to like to travel, but it's too expensive now. I take Tai Chi classes, swim, volunteer in a Jump-start program for pre-schoolers. I'm an avid reader and like nearly everyone these days I follow politics avidly. I'm a former teacher and Special Projects Coordinator for a Telecommunications company, Assistant to the President of a Japanese silicon wafer manufacturing company. Am now enjoying retirement -- most of the time. I have two daughters, one son-in-law and two sons scattered all over the country. No grandchildren.