Trove Tuesday – Dead Men’s Bones Make Good Pipes

Oh how attitudes to smoking have changed, and I’m so glad they have. Here is a real blast from the past.

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  1. It was in the mid 1950’s that the Doctor advised my mum to take up smoking to relieve the stress after nursing her mother, until Nana died at home, whilst at the same time attending to the onerous 3 times a day physiotherapy for her second son stricken with Polio during the epidemic. Not to mention her ongoing duties as mother to 3 other children, a demanding husband and a grief stricken father. etc etc etc.
    Nowadays many doctors would have her “popping pills” to her manage these impossible demands. Gradually the world is waking up and not before time, I say. Thanks for the thought provoking post Kylie.
    PS… I’m still finding it impossible to subscribe to your site via emails 🙁 …

    • admin

      Sometimes the pills nowadays can be just as detrimental to our health as the smoking. Attitudes have changed though. I am still working on getting the subscription thingy working.

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