VERY ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE  

rm_mikemala 56M/48F
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8/30/2005 5:44 pm

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VERY ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE


Auntie Mabel and Uncle Johny lived in an isolated cottage at the top of a Scottish mountain. It was an idyllic setting. It had no electricity and no running water, however a stream which came bubbling out of the ground about a mile up the hill ran right past the front door of the house.
My brother and I would spend all our summer holidays there. It was perfect for kids; the hills, the woods, the animals.
One summer, when I was about eight years old my Aunt noticed something on my hand. “Michael.” She said. “What’s that on the back of your hand?”
It was a big wart. I’d had a few before and had to get them “burned off” at the hospital, very painful.
Auntie Mabel asked me how long I’d had it and I told her about six months.
She said. “Hmmmm,” and shook her head. “Do you want to get rid of it?” Well of course I said yes.
She was cooking lunch at the time and was busy cutting up meat.
She told me to give her my hand. She then took a piece of the meat (it seemed to be beef as far as I can remember, but that’s a long time ago) and rubbed it well into the wart.
She then told me, “Right Michael, you take that piece of meat outside now, dig a hole in the garden about a foot deep and bury it. When the meat rots your wart will rot along with it."
If somebody told you or me that these days we would just laugh at them, but I was just a little boy remember, and in those days little boys did as they were told.
Two days later my Aunt called me and asked me how my wart was. I looked at my hand. It was gone!

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