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  1. Weeds

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Norah Meer
    Informant
    Mrs Annie Meer

    are mixed with meal, and are ready for use. Nettle juice is also given to young people. Another weed like "shell strings" grows in this place. This weed will cure the yellow jaundice.
    Another weed called the broom is used as a cure for kidney and liver disease. The root of a dandelion is used as a cure for heart disease.
    Some weeds have poison in them. There is a poison in the flowers that come from the willow tree. In this time of the year, there is poison in a rhubarb leaf. There is also poison in the leaves of the lilac tree in this time of the year. White moss is often used for dyeing stockings. The white moss is to be boiled with the stockings. It will change white stockings to a kind of brown.

  2. Story

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Sara Hennelly
    Informant
    Katie Hennelly
    Age
    63

    about.
    One time, shortly before Easter the spring wind had a lot to do. He swept the last of the dry twigs off the trees to leave room for the new green shoots and blew with its warm breath on the tiny birds, so that the leaves, and tiny blossoms would come out.
    Gradually the summer birds came back from the south. The nightingale and the cuckoo had already arrived. One day when the wind was blowing along by the hedge where the old lilac tree is, he heard a great stir among the birds.
    It was not a beautiful song he heard this time, but a