A wart on the back of the hand, root knuckle of the middle finger. That single blemish could have been a death sentence in times past. Toad holder. She had warts as a kid too, and her grandmom, usually so straight-laced and trusting of doctors, rubbed those warts with the clammy insides of raw potato skins which she buried in the yard of the summer house. It was very important that the burial...