As a child I was often fascinated by a small wooden box in which my grandmother kept her costume jewelry. She referred to it as her Cootherman box. It was not until recently that I decided to investigate the possible origin and meaning behind the word cootherman in an effort to understand its significance in relation to that mysterious box of jewelry.
Clancy, Timothy G.
"Grandma Clancy's Cootherman Box,"
Word Ways: Vol. 20
, Article 11.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol20/iss3/11