Family time

Of Tables and Dining Rooms

The Ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians lounged around lavish tables. Roman generals unfurled territorial maps atop common, trestle-mounted wooden tables. Chiefs of state have sat around square and round tables for thousands of years to discuss matters of authority and power. And yet, the first known patent for a simple table was acquired in October… Continue reading Of Tables and Dining Rooms

Family time, Food Facts & Lore

Behold, The Chocolate Bunny

The first and most notorious chocolate bunny was a five-foot tall display in a department store window in Reading, Pennsylvania, in 1890. It was manufactured by the Luden Candy Company, per instructions from shopkeeper Robert L. Strohecker and attracted much business during the Easter Holiday, as intended. Strohecker was henceforth known as “the Father of… Continue reading Behold, The Chocolate Bunny

Family time, Photos

Reception Room

It may not look like it yet, but spring will be here, eventually. It’s always the same story, when you think about it. The redundant storms and ice-ups give the illusion that the hard work of winter will stretch well beyond our abilities to sustain it, until one morning a songbird diverts the eye to… Continue reading Reception Room