This week's Pies About Town is admittedly a bit of a stretch. It's not even about pie and it's about Getting Out of Town. More specifically, it is prompted by this week's date of January 14, 2014.
Ninety years ago, on January 14, 1924 my grandparents, Dorothy and Milton married in New York City. Following the reception, they boarded the Cunard ship, the Berengaria. What I find so remarkable about this formidable young couple, was their honeymoon itinerary. My grandfather was a dentist with a private practice in Manhattan. He took a five month leave of absence joining the Berengaria as the ship's dentist. To notify his patients, he printed the following cards:
In researching a bit about the ship, I came across a copy of a typical dinner menu from the luxury liner. They certainly didn't skimp on the dessert course; Fancy Cakes, Puddings with Fruit Sauces, Glaceed Fruits, European Ices, Teas and Cafe Noir (not a mocha-cappa-soy-latte in sight). A trunk emblazoned with labels of the 25 ports of call they visited resides with my sister. If that trunk could talk, the stories it could tell; about a couple who cherished both travel and each other.