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A handwritten letter from Mrs. Francis Watt addressed to Alfred L. Shoemaker, dated December 6, 1956. Within, Watt details a cure for nose bleeds that she uses on her husband by reading a Bible passage.
Mrs. Francis Watt
Alfred L. Shoemaker
New Tripoli, Pennsylvania
New Tripoli Pa
Dec 6, 1956
Listen to your Sunday Broadcast and enjoy it very much. Love to listen to the old saying of the Pennsylvania Dutch. Heard your broadcast on Sun. about things to do to stop nose bleeding, well here is one I use because my husband is bothered much with nose bleeding, and have found it to be helpful, and you have asked for more suggestions, so I thought I’d write and give this one. It’s a passage found in the Bible. It’s Ezekeil Chapter 16 Verse 6. This is the way it was told to me by my grandmother. A woman shall read it for a man, or a man for a woman, but no two alike, as a man for a man, or a woman for a woman, and in the verse you shall mention the person’s first name three times. It doesn’t matter where first as long as you mention his name and shall read the verse standing by the person but don’t have to read a loud. I have used it a couple of times and seemed to do good. Maybe it was only notion but it’s worth trying anyway.
Keep up the good works of the Pennsylvania Dutch they're hard to beat.
Mrs. Francis Watt
New Tripoli, Pa
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Watt, Francis, "Letter From Mrs. Francis Watt to Alfred L. Shoemaker, December 6, 1956" (1956). Alfred L. Shoemaker Folk Cultural Documents. 241.
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