Well, it's time to polish the silver, and put the kettle on, because today our favorite Yorkshire estate in early 20th-century Britain is back with a feature film airing today in theaters.
The opulence returns.
My home county of Cheshire, England is known for being the birthplace of famous author Lewis Carroll, of Alice in Wonderland fame. It also holds the bragging rights to making some of the best cheese in the land, Cheshire Cheese. The making of the cheese dates back to the early 16th century, and is considered the oldest in Great Britain.
Cheese was mostly stored in a cheese-keeper, as refrigerators were uncommon. My grandmother's cheese-dish sat on her kitchen table, always with a nice piece of Cheshire cheese beneath, and a jar of pickled onions close by.
I fell in love and purchased this Royal Winton cheese-dish some thirty years ago, at an antique sale in Cheshire. It's from the 'Country Diary Collection' and the delicate display of flowers reminds me of my grandmothers.
"September days have the warmth of summer in their briefer hours,
But in their lengthening evenings a prophetic breath of autumn. The cricket chirps in the noontide, making the most of what remains of his brief life. The bumblebee is busy among the clover blossoms of the aftermath, And their shrill and dreamy hum hold the outdoor world above the voices of the song birds, Now silent or departed."-
Together we pause to remember the victims,
to grieve with the families and friends of those who died,
and to honor the heroes of that day and each day since,
who have sacrificed to save lives and serve their country.