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Two Quirky Filley Stories

Two Quirky Filley Stories

I couldn’t figure out how to work these two odd stories about G.F. Filley waffle irons into my post about G.F. Filley and Excelsior, but wanted to share them with you regardless. Enjoy! THE SUNKEN STEAMBOAT BERTRAND AND ITS TREASURES Treasure hunters discovered a sunken […]

Ask Mary: How “Rare” is this Cast Aluminum Griswold Slant Logo ERIE Skillet?

Ask Mary: How “Rare” is this Cast Aluminum Griswold Slant Logo ERIE Skillet?

Jody M. of Whittier, North Carolina wrote to me and asked: Can you tell me how rare a Griswold 2011 Cast Aluminum Skillet Slant Erie with wooden handle is? I responded to Jody and asked her to please send me photos of the pan. Here […]

An Example of Resourcefulness during the Great Depression

An Example of Resourcefulness during the Great Depression

A Twitter follower of mine – @therealjoedick – shared an amazing story with me the other day about his grandparents. Here is what he said: Here’s a bit of history for your readers. In the Depression my grandparents made ends meet by using the family […]


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