[Sca-cooks] OOP - Millard Fillmore
Daniel & Elizabeth Phelps
dephelps at embarqmail.com
Sun Aug 31 19:49:36 PDT 2008
Very interesting, Bear. Guess making people's lives easier counts as doing
Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.
To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like
administering medicine to the dead.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Terry Decker" <t.d.decker at worldnet.att.net>
To: "Cooks within the SCA" <sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>
Sent: Sunday, August 31, 2008 8:00 PM
Subject: [Sca-cooks] OOP - Millard Fillmore
>I got interested in our "do nothing" president Millard Fillmore. On his
>watch, we stayed out of war, opened trade with Japan, and bought a little
>stretch of land on the southern border called the Gadsen Purchase. On the
>down side, he signed the Fugitive Slave Act.
> Curiously, he contributed to the fine art of cooking by have stoves
> installed in the kitchens at the White House. Prior to his term, cooking
> was done in the fireplaces. Apparently the stoves were complex enough
> that the director of the patent office had to show the cooks how to use
> the heat dampers to avert a mutiny. An interesting and possible
> apocryphal piece of history.
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