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Monday, February 12, 2018

Sorry Abe! It’s all about George today. In preparation for Washington’s Birthday (feb 22) and Presidents’ Day, which I call the great holiday compromise, I thought this matchbook seemed appropriate. The GW Inn in Roslyn, Long Island has long been a stately manor with a single claim to fame, “GW stopped here to eat breakfast.” This place has changed hands several times keeping the name until 2012 when it became Hendricks Tavern. It is documented that George enjoyed a breakfast of Hoecakes - not a misspelling, and not as salacious as it sounds. A “hoe” was a griddle for frying and the batter was flour and yeast and water. Is that what he ate that morning on Long Island? #found #matchbook #history #longisland #roslyn #nostalgia #roadfood #breakfast #urbanarcheology


Sorry Abe! It’s all about George today. In preparation for Washington’s Birthday (feb 22) and Presidents’ Day, which I call the great holiday compromise, I thought this matchbook seemed appropriate. The GW Inn in Roslyn, Long Island has long been a stately manor with a single claim to fame, “GW stopped here to eat breakfast.” This place has changed hands several times keeping the name until 2012 when it became Hendricks Tavern. It is documented that George enjoyed a breakfast of Hoecakes - not a misspelling, and not as salacious as it sounds. A “hoe” was a griddle for frying and the batter was flour and yeast and water. Is that what he ate that morning on Long Island? #matchbook #history #longisland #roslyn #nostalgia #roadfood #breakfast #urbanarcheology

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