Article: The Pie Safe: What a wonderful gift!

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Image The Pie Safe
By Sharon Brown on August 19, 2010

It was almost as old as the mountains it came from, but that pie safe held much more than pies. It held all the dreams of a little girl, and it held all the scents of her childhood.

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ImageZanymuse
Aug 18, 2010 11:45 PM CST
Name: Brenda Essig
Rio Dell, CA
I love that they surprised you with your pie safe. It was obviously well cared for over the years as it awaited it's chance to join you in Louisville. Wonderful old pieces like that are true treasures and that it holds so many years of family history makes it all the more precious.

Don't fill it too full too soon though...you have a grandson that may enjoy a sweet smelling hiding place Smiling
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ImageSharon
Aug 19, 2010 12:11 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
I have a grandson who is going to love it, that's for sure. Thank you, Zany!

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Aug 19, 2010 1:35 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
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Sharran, This is a truly wonderful article. I can almost smell the inside of it from your description. It's so nice that it's found it's way home to you.
Imagenap
Aug 19, 2010 6:11 AM CST
Name: Nancy
Buffalo NY
I wish I could have seen your face when you found out they had brought you such a cherished surprise!

This was a wonderful story to start my day with!
ImageSharon
Aug 19, 2010 8:59 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Stormy,
Thank you so much. It sure has made me happy!

Nap,
I'm not one who cries very prettily, so you can only imagine.
Thank you!
Imageweeds
Aug 19, 2010 5:16 PM CST
FL. Panhandle
Not all those who wander are lost.
Great story! I love old things and have a few, too. They give balance to the new. Thanks for sharing,
Connie
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ImageSharon
Aug 19, 2010 5:30 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Thanks, Connie! That's a good way to put it: "They give balance to the new." Yes!
ImageKyWoods
Aug 19, 2010 9:10 PM CST
Name: Renée
Northern KY
What a thoughtful surprise from your brother! And the long wait made it all that much more special, I'm sure. Great story, and great piece of family history!
I must admit, I never knew what those were. I've seen them before, but...hey, now I know, thanks! One question, though: Why did they put pies in there? To keep them safe from being devoured before their time??
ImageSharon
Aug 19, 2010 9:54 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
They didn't have refrigerators, KY, so the pies were put in the safe to keep cool, and to keep flies off them. Probably to keep fingers out of them, too. The holes in the doors kept the air circulating, and kept the crusts crunchy. I remember that cakes were also put in them.

Thanks for reading the article. I really am happy to have it here!
ImageKyWoods
Aug 19, 2010 10:26 PM CST
Name: Renée
Northern KY
Funny, before I saw the article, I was looking up ice boxes. There are some really pretty oak ones on our local Craigslist.
ImageSharon
Aug 19, 2010 10:29 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
I've seen some pretty ones too, just never wanted one.

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