[Sca-cooks] "Child Safing"

Lilinah lilinah at earthlink.net
Fri Aug 15 13:26:05 PDT 2008

Adamantius wrote:
>On a marginally related note, I remember always being mystified by the
>claims that such-and-such-a-child or woman in some historical setting
>died after "falling into the fire". But add things like corsets on the
>victims and thermal updrafts in a large fireplace, not to mention
>smoke and carbon monoxide, and it starts to seem like a more viable

My ex-husband was born in a village on Lake Samosir in North Sumatra 
(nota bene: that is south of the region known as Acheh). He has a 
college education, but his father, who died recently, always lived in 
the village, and his siblings - several of whom also have college 
educations and work for the Indonesian government - also all grew up 

Some of his siblings didn't survive. While at least one died of 
pneumonia, another died because he fell into the fire.

One does not have to go into the far past for such things to happen. 
They still happen today in developing countries (and maybe even in 
parts of developed ones)
the person sometimes known as Urtatim

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