Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Syrup, of one form or another

I've been in Corinth the last week and a half so I have a been a bit slow on the blog front. I have some ideas banging around in my head, but need time to actually write them out. Plus, I am STILL transcribing an interview with a member of the 1959-60 Regular Year.

I'm here participating in the Corinth excavations, where we are working on a Frankish/Byzantine area of the site. The days are long, which leaves little time for thinking hard about anything other than deposits, fills, cuts, wells, robbing trenches, foundations, etc. And I'm not joking - I'm having freaky archaeological dreams every night.

There's a lot to learn about the history of Corinth and the excavations, much of it institutional, but more of it as 'oral history.' I'm working on it, but for now, here's a little story.

Corinth doesn't have tea hour (we have mid-morning snack, instead). Like at Loring, it does have ouzo hour at 7pm:

Ouzo is served, believe it or not, in a Mrs. Butterworth glass bottle.

This is actually a long-standing, 40 year old tradition. Some 15-20 years ago the Butterworth Ouzo Bottle got dropped and shattered - major party foul! A new one was purchased; the one we have now is about two decades old.

Woe to the person who drops this Mrs. Butterworth bottle- they've gone out of print.


Charles Ellwood Jones said...

eBay is lousy with the things so tell Guy he can stock up!

Anonymous said...

"(we have have mid-morning snack, instead)."

That insantly reminds me of "We've had one, yes, but what about second breakfast?"



Katie said...

You mean elevensies, Scot? That's pretty much what we have, elevensies.