Day 15 – The Ugly Boston Spoon

Today, January 15, 2017, marks the 98th anniversary of the Great Molasses Flood in Boston, Massachusetts. 21 people were killed and many injured when a tank containing 2.5 million gallons of crude molasses broken open and sent a “tidal wave of death and destruction stalking through the North End,” as The Boston Globe reported at the time. 

Newspaper articles about the incident put the height of the wave at anywhere from 8 to 40 feet tall and the surge was clocked at an estimated 35 miles per hour. On hot summer days, local residents will swear to you that they can still smell molasses.

Great Molasses Flood, Boston, 1909
The aftermath of the Great Molasses Flood of 1909

I’ve already posted a picture of my really nice looking Boston spoon, so this crappy spoon made out of god-knows-what will have to do. 

It’s like the manufacturer said “Hey, what’s Boston known for?” and people in the office just threw out ideas until they landed on this hideous amalgamation of Paul Revere and the U.S.S. Constitution.

They can’t all be winners.

Day 7 – The Boston Baked Beans Spoon

Most of my grandmother’s family on my dad’s side was from Boston (Roxbury) and nearby cities in Massachusetts. So, here’s a Boston spoon, next to a tasty Boston Sidecar (which I have never made before and it was delicious!).

The spoon was made around 1900 by George Homer of Boston, Massachusetts. In fact, as far as I’ve been able to tell, George Homer ONLY made souvenir spoons. It’s about 4″ long, and features the State House building in the bowl and a can of baked beans near the tip of the handle.

In my expert opinion, this spoon is not haunted.