Thursday, April 3, 2014

It's a Crock



Circa 1800s.

This crock (pardon the pine cones) was part of a set, a wedding gift for my great grandparents Lula (I think it was short for Lulia ) Wright Pitts and James Pitts.  There may have been additional uses back then, but I think it could have been used to store lard. Cooking with lard (pig fat) was common in our neck of the woods at that time and in many households.

 

 

The Couple
 
 
I wish I could have met them, Lula and James--my great grandparents who owned a crock.
 



13 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Teresa .. your crock from all those years ago - definitely something to treasure .. even with pine cones in - I guess makes an excellent decoration.

We used to keep fat in a stone jar as kids, and my sister-in-law does now ... families who knew they couldn't let anything go to waste.

Wonderful picture of your great grandparents .. and her name Lulia - interesting .. where did she come from?

Cheers Hilary

Moonie said...

I think they would laugh to see such a common item in a cherished photo. I have a few items belonging to the greats (too few.)

so nice to meet you through A to Z
cold shadow

Bob Scotney said...

Just the sort of post with an old photo that we would admire linked to the the Sepia Saturday blog.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

What a load of...
Amazing you still have it.
I wonder when it turned into a crock pot?

A Tarkabarka Hölgy said...

I love old family pictures :) We have a bunch of them lining our hallway.

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Pat Hatt said...

What a crock, of a post lol

Mary Aalgaard said...

I wish I could go back in time to meet my grandparents as kids or young adults.

JoJo said...

What a great picture of them. And also cool that you have their crock.

Jaime said...

My husband's from the south and he always talks about wanting to cook with lard. I refuse and stick to my EVOO.

Looking forward to more cool photos!

Jaime at Awakenings and Reflections

Patricia Stoltey said...

Oh, how I wish I had my mother-in-law's big old crockery bowl. It was one of the things I sold when I moved away from Indiana, and I've regretted that sale ever since.

Paula said...

I used to have a crock just like that it my family. It was used to make pickles in. But sadly on day my brother pushed another brother and he landed in the crock with his butt and the crock split in two!

Lisa said...

Ha ha! Nowadays those crocks are worth lots of money!!

Marcy said...

So many wonderful photos and stories! I love looking at old photos, and they are especially wonderful when your know they are your own family! Thanks for sharing