[Sca-cooks] Jam to-morrow was Jellies and Jams and Fruit Pastes, Oh My!

Johnna Holloway johnna at sitka.engin.umich.edu
Mon Oct 29 16:52:41 PDT 2007

Time to post---

This derives from Lewis Carroll's /Through the Looking Glass and What 
Alice Found There/ (1871), in which the White Queen offers Alice 'jam 

    'I'm sure I'll take you with pleasure!' the Queen said. 'Twopence a
    week, and jam every other day.'
    Alice couldn't help laughing, as she said, 'I don't want you to hire
    ME - and I don't care for jam.'
    'It's very good jam,' said the Queen.
    'Well, I don't want any TO-DAY, at any rate.'
    'You couldn't have it if you DID want it,' the Queen said. 'The rule
    is, jam to-morrow and jam yesterday - but never jam to-day.'
    'It MUST come sometimes to "jam to-day,"' Alice objected.
    'No, it can't,' said the Queen. 'It's jam every OTHER day: to-day
    isn't any OTHER day, you know.'
    'I don't understand you,' said Alice. 'It's dreadfully confusing!'


If you ever become Queen again, Countess Alys, maybe someone can do a 
skit for you and
offer you 'jam to-morrow..."


Elise Fleming wrote:
> snipped
> You betcha it's confusing!
> Alys Katharine

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