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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Yellow Stuff

Yellow and blue is always a winning combination.

I inherited these vintage Dutch boy and girl salt and pepper shakers from my husband's aunt Jean.
The first written reference to salt is found in the Book of Job, recorded about 2,250 BC . . . From ancient times to the present, the importance of salt to humans and animals has been recognized. Thousands of years ago, animals created paths to salt licks, and men followed seeking game and salt. Their trails became roads and beside the roads; settlements grew. These settlements became cities and nations . . . Salt has greatly influenced the political and economic history of the world.
The history of the spice trade is, above all, the history of pepper, the ‘King of Spices’. Pepper has been moving westward from India for 4,000 years. It has been used in trading as an exchange medium like money and, at times, has been valued so highly that a single peppercorn dropped on the floor would be hunted like a lost pearl.

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