|Your blogger at the Museum of Salt & Pepper Shakers in Gatlinburg, Tenn.|
On Monday, while Mrs. B paid for our pancake breakfast here in “The Pancake Capital of The Known Universe,” I wandered up the hill for an oh-so-brief visit to the Museum Of Salt & Pepper Shakers. I knew of no Civil War connection, but the endorsements taped to the museum windows sucked me in for a three-minute stay: “This place was spicy!”
“You really cheered us up after a lousy vacation.”
“We’re young people and we actually enjoyed this visit.”
|Shakers of all shapes and sizes fill the shelves|
of this odd museum.
Clearly, I wasn’t prepared for the awesomeness of the S&P museum. My gawd, the things are everywhere!
So I asked the bearded dude behind the counter, “How many salt and pepper shakers do you have in here?”
“More than 20,000 pairs,” he said gleefully.
Of course, the journalist in me wondered who counted them.
Anywho, the owner of the museum was on vacation, so I didn’t have a chance to, ah, pepper her with questions. (I secretly hope she was scoring a George McClellan-Abraham Lincoln salt-and-pepper shaker pairing somewhere.)
By the way, “Bearded Dude” said the owner has another, similar museum in Spain.
Let’s keep history — and salt and pepper shakers — alive. 👊