Plain And Tart

Two notes (one and a half, really - bottom note has been torn) -

Rhubarb for breakfast please -

NO sugar added -

I like it plain and tart - not sweet


...over the kitchen and pantry and the ceiling is very thin. ??? please ask Beeko (?) and Josephine to talk softly till nine o'clock.

Thank you.

We are going out to lunch, and we'll plan something you can leave for us tomorrow night in icebox.

Found in "The Joy of Cooking" by Irma S. Rombauer. Published by Bobbs Merrill, 1943.

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  1. Huh. No date on the note? Sounds like she might have some noisy neighbors?

  2. Looks like 'Also please ask'...

    I wonder what the context of these notes is. Kinda looks like s/he's writing the servants, or something.

  3. Those seem like houseguests I would not be in a hurry to invite back, though at least there's no question of them pretending they're happy when they're not, I suppose.