|The Spice Rack|
By Dorotha Schaefer
In today’s world, we are given plenty of warning about the dangers of eating meat fat, a habit that builds up cholesterol in veins and causes all sorts of troubles. Years ago, about 60 of them, in Ethel’s family, no one had as yet heard of the dangers of animal fats. Ethel’s mother thought her kids needed the rich stuff and some of them hated it.
Ethel’s brothers hated the greasy stuff found on ham. While cleaning house one spring, the girls found a surprising cache on the ledges of the oak table where the family met to eat. Tucked out of Mama’s sight were innumerable pieces of ham fat.
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