The Tea Room

During an afternoon of research at the Pejepscot Historical Society, I found this small ad in an old local publication.

the-tea-roomIt’s a simple ad.  Hot cheese sandwiches and delicious toast.

The given name “Priscilla” is found at different times in history, most notably in the biblical book, the Acts of the Apostles, where Paul writes of an early Corinthian Christian named Priscilla.  Later in time, 1621 to be exact, Puritan Priscilla Mullins married John Alden.

Around the time of the ephemera found at the Pejepscot Historical Society, the name “Priscilla” was still of legitimate repute for such things as baby girls, tea rooms, and even theaters.  Handy has an older sister named Priscilla; she’s a lovely and delightful woman and I’m sure she could whip up a hearty platter of hot cheese sandwiches and delicious toast.

One won’t find any tea rooms along Maine Street in Brunswick these days and that’s a shame.  Tea, if it’s sipped at all, is a Styrofoam cup kind of affair, ripped from the hand of the drive through barista and snorted down with an egg McMuffin.

Monday…one word in front of the other, one foot in front of the other, until thy kingdom come.

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