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1312Re: [Slovak-World] Detective work for Helene

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  • Andrea Vangor
    Mar 1, 2003
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      I wonder if the village people you describe were wearing linen
      underclothing. Unlike modern synthetics that trap everything and breed who
      knows what bacteria, linen allows the skin to "breath" and wicks moisture
      away from the body.

      In the good old days, people did not bathe frequently, but they did WASH,
      with a jug and basin. And so could we, if we had to.

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: <helenezx@...>
      To: <Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Saturday, March 01, 2003 10:44 PM
      Subject: Re: [Slovak-World] Detective work for Helene


      >
      > In a message dated 3/1/3 4:11:51 PM, senzus@... writes:
      >
      > << It
      > angered me when people complained to me about the "smelly people".
      >
      > I AGREE VILO - IT BOTHERS ME A LOT TOO.
      >
      > They had no deodorants at the time and all worked very hard. The odor was
      an
      > honest indication of hard work.
      >
      > WHAT IS INTERESTING IS DURING OUR TRAVELS THERE IN 1969 THRU THE 70S AND
      > EARLY 80S WE NOTICED THAT THE VILLAGE PEOPLE DIDN'T USE DEODORANT BUT ALSO
      > ODOR WASN'T PARTICULARLY NOTICEABLE - WE WONDERED IF EATING MAINLY NATURAL
      > FOODS WAS THE REASON FOR THIS.
      >
      > SORRY IF THESE TOPIC OFFEND SOME PEOPLE BUT I AGREE WITH VILO - WE THINK
      WE
      > ARE SO CLEAN AND ANTISEPTIC BUT OUR LIVES SOME 50 - 70 YEARS AGO HERE IN
      THE
      > US WERE QUITE DIFFERENT FROM TODAY. MY PARENTS HAD AN OUTHOUSE IN THE
      FIRST
      > LITTLE HOME THEY LIVED IN WHEN I WAS BORN AND A FRANKLIN STOVE.
      >
      > helene
      > >>
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