Everybody loves pots and pans. Why, without pots and pans you might never eat soup, fry an egg, or make crispy, delicious bacon. Even the handle to the wee pan in the top pot has an egg on it to remind you what is for breakfast. “Pots and Pans” is also the name of a 1932 cartoon whose main characters are named Tom and Jerry. These are not the Tom and Jerry we grew up with, the cat and the mouse, but rather two humanoid individuals, one with Olive Oyl-like squiggly arms (Tom) and the other a squat fellow with curly hair (Jerry). It’s a fairly humorous cartoon about our two stars who operate a restaurant out of old train car. Funny unless you’ve worked in a kitchen as The Purging Lutheran did years ago. Jerry shows his cooking skills by walking on the commercial skillet with his shoes on buttering the toast with a broom and banging on the hanging sausage as though they were chimes. His friend, Tom, a tall, lanky fella with ropelike arms urges a cukoo clock’s cukoo bird to squawk! and lay two of its own eggs unto a slide where they joyfully roll down into a waiting frying pan. That stuff’s just not normal where I come from. The cartoon ends with a disastrous train wreck as the restaurant loosens from its base and rolls down the track onto the path of a roaring passenger train. You can just smell the Senate investigation.
Anyhew, these kitchen items in the picture above were waiting for Our Marta to take them if needed. Fortunately, she can afford new and better skillets, ones that won’t remind her of that terrible choo-choo debacle.
He made you go hungry. Then he fed you with manna, something neither you nor your parents knew anything about, so you would learn that men and women don’t live by bread only; we live by every word that comes from God’s mouth.