[Sca-cooks] Elizabeth Crocker

Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius adamantius1 at verizon.net
Tue Jan 22 04:09:50 PST 2008

On Jan 22, 2008, at 6:43 AM, Laura C. Minnick wrote:

> At 02:02 AM 1/22/2008, you wrote:
>>> Well, my mother, also a Depression child, wouldn't waste the  
>>> energy to
>>> scrape those last fourteen molecules of butter off the wrapper.  She
>>> would use them to grease the pan, thereby not wasting them and also
>>> having
>>> a bit of protection to keep her fingers from getting greasy in the
>>> process.
>> Touché. That would be the way to go, _if_ you had a pan to grease. If
>> not, that would be a waste. ;-)
> And you were lucky! Why, we had to fry things in our bare hands!

You had hands??? La-de da!!! We had stumps. We called them "Hoover's  
Hammers". And we were happy to get them.

And sometimes we even used butter when we weren't baking or frying. It  
took my old man eight years muckin' out Congressional lavatory stalls  
to earn those fourteen molecules of butter. And we were happy then, too.


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