i was talking to a relative ..going down memory lane whn i got teaching job in GT (werk-en-rust) at age of 16 n stayed in wortmanville. I was so scared to walk alone in that area n also in ‘TOWN’. The lil 8 yrs old kid had to ‘falla’ me to the bank n cheap st..n also whn i had teachers’ meeting which n ended late whn it started to get dark (dusk)
Some girls were not allowed to go out alone..de bruddas had to ‘falla’ dem
whn we had dry cough n it not stopping, my maa used to say yuh palate drap..(causing the irritation)
n her ‘cure’ for it was to wrap her index finger with a clean piece of cotton or gauze..damp it n put fireside ashes n salt b blackpepper ..then she put the finger down yr throat n rub yr palate . Whn she done she made u gargle with warm salt n black pepper water!!
Believe it…it was painful n i bit her finger many times but it ‘cured’ the dry cough right away!!