Wednesday, February 18, 2009

BFS Assignment #121 {Obey Your Thirst}

Memory Verse: Psalm 69:21 They put poison in my food; in my thirst, they gave me vinegar to drink.

Introduction: Obey Your Thirst (Sprite) In this Psalm, terrible things are plaguing David. He’s seeking the Lord, as he has that sinking feeling, that desperate thing of alienation and abandonment… and they try to poison him and give him vinegar - GROSS! How Vile! Sometimes when we’re sick, we have that sinking desperate feeling, we call out to God, we call out for healing.

Assignment: Tell us the most vile “remedy” you’ve ever had to consume in order to be rid of that “plague”.  Was it something prescribed by a Medical Doctor? or was it an herbal remedy? We all know that Buckley’s commercial, it tastes awful, but it works.  Would you take this remedy again?  Did it work? Can you get your children to take it?


Before I even read the reference to Buckley's in the assignment, that's what I thought of!!  Ah, Buckley's Mixture - one of Canada's greatest contributions to the world. When I was growing up, we really did hear those infamous words "Better get out the Buckley's" when we had a nasty cough.  Just hearing the words sometimes had a curative effect!  Only in the past few years have we seen Buckley's available in some US stores, and so we had been bringing our personal supply home with us whenever we visited family in Canada.  Those wonderful words still work, especially for my kids that think they might get some yummy grape-flavored cough syrup if they can fake a little cough and fool me. We've introduced Buckley's Mixture to a few friends as well.  Our odd fascination with this horrible-tasting, but effective, product has also led us to collect a few Buckley's "souvinirs!

We actually have two of these little magnet dry-erase boards, and also a medicine spoon with a buckleys handle - all "won" at a mall display a few years ago where you drink a dose of buckleys to earn a spin of the prize wheel! 

One year my DH got this handy Buckley's Cold Care Kit from his sister as a birthday present. It contained Buckleys and this great t-shirt!

(rats, the picture is sideways.  my bad.)  That's the front of the shirt, and here is the back:

I can't remember for sure, but I suspect her boyfriend had to drink some Buckleys in order to "win" that prize!

So - sorry I don't have pictures of the faces we make when we actually have to take Buckleys - and there's no prize - but we all make that face.  I really thought there wasn't anything as nasty as that, but last week I tried drinking some TheraFlu because I thought I had a nasty flu (turned out it's pneumonia) and I remembered taking NeoCitran when I was younger and it was kind of like hot lemonade AND made me feel better.  Let me tell ya - NeoCitran did NOT sell their recipe for a good-tasting drink to the TheraFlu people!! ICK!!!! With Buckleys, you slug back a teaspoon or two and make that face and that hairball kind of sound and then you are DONE.  The TheraFlu is a whole CUP.  And you are supposed to drink it hot, so less likely that you can just chug it, y'know?  Ugh.  I'll have to be really sick before I'll be willing to try that again!

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MoreLittleWilsons said...

Oh I love the Buckley's shirt.. I didn't know Buckley's was Canadian.. I posted another Canadian vile remedy.. .. but I am Canadian (not the beer.. the real me)

Mrs. Sombra

BFS Teacher

Sheri said...

Never heard of the Buckley thing b4 this assignment. I think I will pass on trying it. Atleast they seem to have a bit o humor in regards to the nasty flavor!

missionarymama said...

My son and I had fun reading that T-shirt. Too funny!

Canadagirl said...

LOL ROFL but it is .....TRUE ! [0=

I knew it was Canadian. [0=

I love that t-shirt. Where did you find it ???

Blessings and ((HUGS)) my SSiC

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