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  • Day 10 of Jacob's Journey: Taking to the Waters

    Posted on June 1, 2012

    George Washington's Bathtub in Berkeley Springs, WV via Wikipedia


    May 31, 1819

    I've never seen sights in my entire life like the ones my eyes have graced in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia -- also known 'round these parts as Bath, after the village in the country we fought against for independence. Here, this traveling boy is encountering gamblers, rogues, acting troupes, single ladies looking for husbands, and bachelors all too pleased with the prospects. There's horse racing, music, boxing, and free flowing liquor. It's what I like to call a hog-killing time!

    But the main reason to visit Berkeley Springs -- which was founded by the Father of our Nation, President George Washington -- is to take to the tepid natural spring waters. So after making sure Pioneer was secure and fed, I paid a visit to the bath house to give myself a wash. Never have I felt such warm water, such a relief for my saddle-weary bones! Legend has those suffering from arthritis and other ailments have found relief in these waters.

    After my bath, I put on my best bib and tucker* and was served a scrumptious dinner by Mrs. Thorgmorton, who runs the town's inn. I was amazed by Mrs. Thorgmorton's skills at running a kitchen, for there had to be at least 40 other guests staying and we were all well filled on soup, bread, beef, and cobbler.

    Now Jacob Bromwell Inc. is not in the business of selling warm bath water, but we do sell many items that can help you run an inn kitchen as efficiently as Mrs. Thorgmorton's, such as our Wonder Shredders. This set of three shredders make grating cheese, fruit, veggies, and chocolate a snap. And the American tin material helps them stay sharper longer. I made a note to have a set shipped to Mrs. Thorgmorton as a thank you once I set up shop in Cincinnati.

    But don't take my word about Berekely Springs -- you can visit it for yourself. Check out this history and attractions on their site by clicking here.

    *Early American slang for best clothes

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  • Day 9 of Jacob's Journey: Easy As Pie

    Posted on May 30, 2012

    May 21, 1819

    Pioneer's ride into Berkeley Springs today was as easy as pie. That's when I realized that in his day and age, folks love comparing all things good, easy, and kind to pie. Beats me why this is a common phrase, except that perhaps pie is one of the best culinary creations to this day, and much beloved throughout America. Pie can be sweet, savory, and juicy, and quite nothing else tickles the palette than a slice with a big ol' glass of cold milk!

    If you don't currently have anything to bake a pie in, may I suggest my Golden Era Pie Plate? This 9" plate turns out the perfect size pies, whether they be blueberry, pumpkin, huckleberry, or my personal favorite, apple. Made of tin, they're still built in the USA. Not only that, but if you get the hankerin' you can even use them to pan for treasure--just like the 49ers did!

    However, I think they're best for making pie, which is what I plan on chowing down on as soon as I've dipped into the tepid waters of Berkeley Springs for a freshening up. More on this fascinating, historical village in my next entry! In the meantime, click here for this classic lemon meringue pie recipe, courtesy of Southern Living.

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  • A Man of His Word: The Jacob Bromwell Guarantee

    Posted on May 24, 2012

    My pappy most certainly was a man of his word. If a neighbor needed help with a barn raising, my father would be there on time, hammer ready in the hand. If he borrowed a gold coin from a pal, he'd repay him within a week's time. And when he was courting my ma, he'd be waiting on my grandparents' porch when he said he would--even if it sometimes meant that ma was the one keeping him waiting!

    I suppose that folks like my father are hard to come by these days. That's why Jacob Bromwell, Inc. has always offered a lifetime guarantee on all of my products, going back to 1819. We care about each and every product that goes out our door. Our promise to you is simple: If you're not 100% satisfied with a Jacob Bromwell product, we'll offer you a complete refund on it--no questions asked. It's one of the reasons why loyal customers purchase Jacob Bromwell products over and over again, and pass them onto younger generations.

    Scout's honor. And if you'd like to save 10% on an order, just enter this here code into your shopping cart and punch that "apply coupon" button: JACOB10.

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