“Yes, we have it right here,” she said with a laugh. “It’s just a thin, old hand-pressed frying pan. I have no ideas about the real story behind it, but we’ve always been told that this was the real pan that my great-great-great-grandfather cooked with on his canal boat with Abe Lincoln.”
I asked her if she could make out any marks on it. She paused for a moment while inspecting it.
“Yes, I can make out three initials engraved on the handle.”
Can you see what they are?
Well, one of them definitely is an “A”
Hmmm. “A” as in Aldrich. Like I said. Bingo!
Oh the stories we can tell.
I’ll catch you in two …
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