(Here is another story told to me by my late grandmother Pauline Campbell Bearden(1923-2009) she loved to sit on her front porch and tell us these stories as the day faded into dark. Shannon Hollon)
The Pig and the Soap..
Living in a mining camp of Piper in Bibb County the conditions could be tough. Most of the time soap was homemade from lye but once in a while you got to splurge and get some store bought soap…This was the case with my GreatGrandmother Essie(Moore)Campbell(1900-1976)
Essie Moore Campbell 1900-1976
Soap was knocked off in the yard
When Pappy Mama saw this being the feisty woman she was. she grabbed an ax from a nearby wood pile and commenced to chasing the pig around the house and yard, as the pig picked up speed the porker began to blow bubbles like a old steam engine with Pappy Mama in hot pursuit.
Vinegar of the Four Thieves was a recipe that was known for its antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic and antifungal properties for years. It was even used to cure the Bubonic Plague.