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Mind Your Own Beeswax!

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I always wondered where that term derived from. Ran across this today and thought some would be interested - or not. lol! Hope I put this on the right thread location.

Smallpox was a big problem in our not too distant past and many people who survived the disease carried small, ugly scars on their face.Women would often melt a little beeswax to cover the pockmarks on their faces. As the weather warmed up the wax would often start to melt. It was extremely rude to tell a lady she needed to freshen up her face. Those who did so were often rebuked to "mind your own beeswax!"


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