I can’t help myself. I love to say the word mulligrubs… even if I don’t ever want to have them.
Do you know what the mulligrubs are?
Let me give you a hint.
With cherries in season where I live… the mulligrubs are going around.
I had never heard of the mulligrubs (though I had suffered from them more than once as a child) until I met my husband. His mother’s family is from Eastern Tennessee… and the word traveled across the country with his mamaw when they moved out West.
I looked up the word in the dictionary and mulligrub does exist: it is a very old and almost extinct word for a headache or stomachache.
Far from extinct in our family, to us the mulligrubs is a stomachache that comes from eating too many cherries…. or green apples… or plums.
Mulligrubs = Too much of a good thing
So enjoy the bounty of the season (in moderation of course!)