“The Best Preventive of Colds is to wash your children every day thoroughly in cold water, if they are strong enough to bear it; if not, add a little warm water, and rub the skin dry.”
Sarah Josepha Hale, 'The Good Housekeeper' (1839)
“My own remedy is always to eat, just before I step into bed, a hot roasted onion, if I have a cold.”
George Washington (attributed)
“There is nothing better on a cold wintry day than a properly made pot pie.”
“They [potatoes] are good for boys' cold fingers at suppertime on winter nights.”
‘Common Sense in the Household’ (1873)
“To feel safe and warm on a cold wet night, all you really need is soup.”
“Tea that helps our head and heart
Tea medicates most every part
Tea rejuvenates the very old
Tea warms the piss of those who're cold.”
J. Jonker, Amsterdam - Circa 1670
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