Here’s a fun poem that was in a 1915 magazine.
Grandma bastes her turkey
With gravy in a pan.
I watch her when she does it,
And help her when I can.
But why she calls it basting
Is somewhat hard to guess;
For mother bastes with needles
When she makes me a dress.
Author: Helen M. Richardson
Source: Farm Journal (December, 1915)
27 thoughts on “Basting”
Happy Thanksgiving! Hope your turkey is well basted. 🙂
Thank you! My turkey turned out wonderfully. 🙂
How fun!! That poem is so cute! Happy Thanksgiving, Sheryl!
I’m glad you liked the poem. And, I hope that you also had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Love the poem! Have a wonderful day!
I had a wonderful day. Happy Thanksgiving!
A clever poem! Have a good Thanksgiving.
It is a cute poem. I liked the play on words. I hope that you had an awesome Thanksgiving.
Happy Thanksgiving, Sheryl!
Thank you! I hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Thank you! And, happy Thanksgiving to you.
Have an oustanding weekend, Sheryl!!
I’m having a wonderful Thanksgiving week-end with my family. I hope that you are also have an outstanding week-end.
This blog series is so much fun. Thanks for being so clever, and so good at research.
It’s wonderful to hear that you like it.
Although my mom did both types of basting, I remember most her teaching me about the sewing version.
Cute poem – Happy Thanksgiving, Sheryl!
I wonder if people still very much of either type of basting any more.
Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Sheryl! ~Elle
I had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I hope that you also had a wonderful day.
Fun poem and Happy American Thanksgiving! I cannot figure out the difference between those two basting stitches though😕
The descriptions are different, but stitches look very similar to me, too. 🙂 It looks like something got messed up.
Happy Thanksgiving! And thanks for sharing so many treasures from the past. I really enjoy them!
It’s wonderful to hear that you enjoy these posts. Happy Thanksgiving!
Great post Sheryl! I hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that you loved your Pone that you made!