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
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??
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!
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