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Thursday, July 22, 2010

1973 Musings

A look back at the year 1973 came about when I wondered while I smiled at the memory of the delicious apothecary of Crabtree & Evelyn. It was founded in 1973 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The name "Crabtree" brought up sights and scents of great beauty.  The packaging of the all natural products was enough to give me great pleasure and desire for the products.

A certain Celtic tree love stimulates my inner time traveler when I look at the lovely crab tree.  It bears apples (wild apples of more than 1,000 varieties exist), and all sorts of tree lore. The many remedies of the crab tree even include divination. 

Yes, love and prosperity were foretold in more ceremonious ways than at the present time.  Now, one practices apple bobbing, or tossing an apple peel over the left shoulder to see if it forms the initial of a certain individual when it lands.

Apples aid digestion, cure constipation, and the bark of the tree can be used as a tonic reducing fever.  The crab apple detox can be internal and external (poultice).  The fruit leaves are also used.

1973 was a big year for most of us baby boomers.  Pontiac Firebirds were hot.  The World Trade Center became the tallest building in the world. Roe v Wade was made into a legalized U.S. Constitutional right.  Brando refused to receive his oscar for Best Actor in The Godfather (Best Picture).  The American troops left Vietnam (finally).  

Overseas the OPEC folks restricted crude oil flow and the price increased 200%.  Not good! Europe entered into a recession.  

Funny how some of this history seems to resonate today, in 2010.  One thing though, Crabtree & Evelyn have a wonderful online outlet with discounts up to 75%.  This is an amazing grace of all natural health and beauty products including; spa goods, soaps, candles, fragrances, and even scented drawer liners.  Maybe even some of the discounts are like the 1973 prices.

2 comments:

Maureen said...

HI Nick..Mom & I read all about the Apple lore and musings.We love you R

Monica - footloose said...

Thanks!!!

Boomer Galaxy is a blog from a baby boomer, about this baby boomer era and all it's relations.