senatorial saucer (1872)

Ann Burlingham ann at BURLINGHAMBOOKS.COM
Tue Nov 11 17:57:54 UTC 2008

On Mon, Nov 10, 2008 at 3:19 PM, Mark Mandel <thnidu at> wrote:
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> If memory serves from the "Little House" books, in ca. the 1880s it
> was "bad manners" at some schools but normal at home in some rural
> areas.

My father used to tell a story about someone's coffee (a president's?
unless I'm confusing it with his
serving-something-in-a-saucer-to-a-dog story) being "already saucered
and blowed".

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