The springs and donkeys of Kalopanayiotis

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The sulphur springs, next to the river Setrachos; one spring is still labeled “for stomach pains, 1937”.
The river was where the woman folk would take the laundry for washing, carrying baskets down the hill, stamping on them in soup water than beating them with a stick, then loading them on the household donkey to take back up the hill.
While downhill, the household donkey would itself partake of the village sulphur waters. This had immediate consequences for the donkey’s digestive system, which the womenfolk had to make sure they dodged as they headed back uphill.

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