History of the Tussie Mussie Tea Party Game
___Tussie-mussies were held close to the nose when ladies went into the streets to help block out the stench.
____It was thought that placing them on the bodies of the deceased, helped God to look favorably upon them.
____Aromatic herbs were strewn on the floor for pleasant fragrance and thought to protect from germs.
____Judges carried them into the courtroom to fight "bad air" and clear the mind.
____Ladies carried their tussie-mussie in a silver-filigree holder with an attached ring while they danced at balls.
____These were a traditional gift on a couple's anniversary.
____Admirers and suitors would give them as "floral language" to indicate their thoughts and feelings.
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