|John Alden chats up Priscilla, sans cocktail|
Perhaps in New England they substitute rum. Yes, just like the Pilgrim Fathers. I can just see John Alden and Priscilla Mullins chatting it up over a few Old Fashioneds, can't you? Their love story was probably a fiction made up by their descendant, poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in "The Courtship of Miles Standish." You see, Miles sent John to tell Priscilla he, you know, liked her. And guess what happened? Priscilla said (in the poem, anyway), why don't you speak for yourself, John? The rest: made-up history! So if we want to imagine them all downing a few Old Fashioneds, I say, why not. Miles in particular could have used one, I believe.
After you've had that sugary Old Fashioned, you will no doubt be thinking: I certainly wish I had Brighter Teeth and Healthier Gums (yes, you will be thinking in capitalized words). And this is where Worcester Salt Toothpaste comes in. It contains "specially powdered pure salt, milk of magnesia and other beneficial ingredients." Well, salt was often used as a traditional teeth cleanser, but - oh dear - Milk of Magnesia? This is used for upset stomachs and - I hate to tell you this - as a laxative. So let's just ponder that for a moment.
|Food Company Cookbooks|
*This post was another double feature - whiskey toothpaste and a half-nightgown. Any John Alden/Priscilla Mullins/Pilgrim courtship jokes you can think of go right about here.