Saturday, December 02, 2006

Pie Safe


On a previous posting comment Suzanne asked what was a pie safe.
I don't know. But here is a picture of one that used to be owned by Anna's grandmother or great-grandmother .

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8 Comments:

Blogger kenju said...

It is beautiful, Eddie. A pie safe was where they put pies to cool away from flies and bugs. The pierced panels in the doors allowed air to circulate, but kept the bugs away.

1:45 PM  
Blogger ET said...

Judy,
Thank you, the holes make sense. I figured there was some practical explanation.

5:54 PM  
Anonymous Reuben said...

We had a pie safe when I was a little boy. Not only pies but all left overs were put in it as we had no refrigerator. It was always good for a cold biscuit or a piece of cornbread when you were hungry between meals.

10:17 PM  
Blogger ET said...

Reuben,
I bet that souse meat wrapped in white paper you brought aboard the USS Newport News sat in your family's pie safe for a short time before you left with it.

4:23 AM  
Blogger Button Gwinnett said...

Wow, that's a nice piece of furniture. And don't worry, Suzanne, because I didn't know what it was either.

8:59 AM  
Blogger ET said...

Button,
Well, we have one and I still didn't know. I thought it was a place to hide stuff in that you didn't want just lying around.

10:19 AM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

This is great! Thank you Eddie for posting the picture, Kenju for explaining what it is, and Button for also admitting to not knowing what it was. Go team!

9:16 PM  
Blogger ET said...

Me part of a team? I am carried away with myself!

2:46 AM  

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