A.W. Wight photo
Mrs. A.W. Wight with grand daughter Lou Ellen Evans in the Wight's yard. 1917.

During the early years, women had to be their family's doctor. They relied on a combination of home remedies, store bought elixirs, and the good advice and help of neighbors.

My mother used Vicks Vapor Rub more times than I like to remember.

Courtesy: The Flavor Of Odessa, 1891-1991; editor:Ann Sherburn.
The Heritage of Odessa Foundation.

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