Buttermilk and oatmeal boiled together and butter and sugar put in it was a cure for a cold. A St. Patrick's leaf warmed was a cure for a sore. Castor oil or sweet oil was used for burns. Black tea was a cure for headache. Cold tea was a cure for sore eyes. Water cress was a cure for consumption.Tom Green who was a fiddler lodged at our house but he is now dead. Tom Patent was a poor man who used to sell little things and was able to play the flute.