noun, 1950’s slang; hen’s eggs used for food
When I was a little girl my daddy had chickens in the backyard.
I don’t remember much about the chickens except when I got chicken pox
I was sure the chickens were the cause of my misery.
I also learned from watching the hens on their nests
where cackleberries come from and would not eat them.
I was not going to eat chicken poop!
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My reply is a little late. Story of my life lately. We had chickens (a chapter of my life as a young woman) but no one told me about cackleberries, but I’m sure I never ate one. I didn’t gather the eggs either, but I ate them all the time. Also, duck, goose, and turkey eggs from time to time. I wonder what kind of berries they produced. Ha ha. Blessings to you, Patricia…
If you are the hen’s eggs you ate cackleberries.🐔
How distressing. Oh my.
😀 : -D 😀
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Smiles are good for the skin, right? 🙂
Yes, they are!
I can well imagine a little girl blaming the chickens for her chicken pox, I had that in first grade and it wasn’t very much fun! I can see why the source of those cackleberries would be a concern to a child. It really doesn’t make them sound very appealing, does it?! This was a fun writing prompt, I learned a new word! 🙂
Sometimes it is better not to know where things come from or where they have been. Chicken pox wasn’t fun. Good to know they are not common now. Is there a vaccine these days? Glad you liked the prompt.
I think so too!
Cackleberries is a cool word, one I never heard of until your post.
It is a fun word and one that is now part of my vocabulary.
Thanks for the input.
The word “cackleberries” cracks me up. I read it for the first time a couple of weeks ago and laugh every time I think of it. You must have been a smart little girl. My mother had chickens, too. Until this very day I never thought about where the eggs had been that we ate for breakfast. No connection at all!!!! Ignorance is bliss.
Ignorance can be bliss as is the innocence of children. Cackleberries is a fun word that I now use when I write my grocery list.
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