Never made "souse", though my grands used to.This is one big High 5 to all of you , who have done the following..
Churned butter , or buttermilk
Made homemade ice cream
Made homemade souse( pigs head )
Quilted with the old timing hanging boards
Went to the five and dime
Road in those old little metal cars( wish I still had mine)
Drank, onion tea, for colic
Had a chicken scratch ya , as it ran over you to help cure the pox
Picked black berries , all day and scratched all night from the chiggers
Lit your room up many nights, with lighting bugs
Swang on the porch swing all night with your love
Oh one could go on and on.....
Never had onion "tea", but slept many nights with a cut one on the headboard to 'catch' the germs.
I always have a chicken scratch on me somewhere, hehe.. But I've already had the "pox" anyway. Along with Mumps and Measles.
Mom never let us bring the jar of lightning bugs in the house, but we always set them free anyway.
The rest of the things you mentioned are some wonderful memories too. Thanks for sharing. I like "thinking back" so much. And that metal car? My baby sis had one. I can see her riding in it now, hehe. How sweet she looked paddling along with her long blonde pig tails and little red bows at the ends...
By the way: I still pick blackberries....
Times are so rough these days. It's such a pleasure to be able to look back and clear your mind for a little while...