Tuesday, November 09, 2010

1915 San Francisco Exposition View Book

!!! Note: I think I was very lucky I didn't damage the skillet when I put it in the wood stove fire! The skillet could have warped or cracked if it got too hot. Next time I will make sure the fire is not hot enough to make the skillet red hot. Just hot enough to clean it off.

Like I said... I was lucky and the skillet turned out with a lovely smooth surface and even though I just seasoned it on the top of the wood stove it did a great job of cooking an egg. I love that it will just get better and better with age.

The only makers mark on the skillet is an 8 on the handle. Kristine said the 8 had a hat. Huh? I took a look and sure enough there is a v under the 8 (on the end of the handle side not the rim side of the 8.) The skillet has seen a lot of use. The cooking surface is covered with tiny cut marks and dings, but the cooking surface is smooth. Lucky me.

It's raining and I'm not doing anything interesting today. Just stuff like cleaning the refrigerator that wouldn't really make an interesting photo. So, I looked around and spotted a box of old stuff I set out to go through this winter.

I reached in the box and pulled out this "View Book" from 1915: Official Souvenir View Book of the Panama Pacific International Exposition at San Francisco 1915"

The View Book belonged to Tom's grandmother and is in a box with a lot of other stuff I need to look through. I have a feeling the stuff is going to end up in another box and stored away out of sight.

I used to go past the Palace of Fine Arts twice a day when I was bussed to school in San Francisco in the 50's. I think it is the only part of the Exposition still standing. Hope they can save it.

It would be neat if I could come up with a way to keep booklets like this safe and yet in easy reach so we could enjoy looking at them and reading about the events. I'll work on it.

November Quote
An apple a day
Sends the doctor away
Apple in the morning
Doctor's warning
Roast apple at night
Starves the doctor outright
Eat an apple going to bed
Knock the doctor on the head
Three each day, seven days a week
Ruddy apple, ruddy cheek
~ Nursery Rhyme

I'm thankful for apples
and all good things to eat
Didn't find any apples on our tree this year.

The answer to yesterday's riddle: A kiss.

Today's riddle: In my green village there is no light, but there is brightness. There is no black, but there is blackness. There is school, but no people. There is grass, but no flowers. There are mirrors, but no reflections. There are apples, but no bananas and there are carriages, but no babies. What kind of things are allowed in my green village?
(November 9, 2009)

[no eggs today]




lisa said...

That book is awesome, a real treasure! I sure do love my cast iron also! I have a couple of new peices that have to get the rust off and try to season up nice but the rust is going to be the biggest problem.

Hopeful said...

so glad the skillit didn't crack or melt! whoo!! let us know if you find out any history on the thing that wears the little hat. ha ha.