Traditional Threshold offering

In Regency times when life could be a bit ooh la la in Seething, it became the tradition to leave an offering of pommes frites at the threshold of one’s abode, after an evening of revelry. Before the introduction of this French delicacy (by Le Duc Gordes Benet, who often travelled through Seething on his way to do business de fromage serieux in Cheesington) villagers left a potato, or stretching further back into the mists of time, a turnip. This was a way of offering Seething ancestors a spiritual morsel, and assuaging any guilt for waking the dead with the unholy racket they were making at that time of the evening…Shhh….vestiges of this traditional practice still take place today, mostly after 11pm on a Friday or Saturday night.

discovered by Lucy Furlong

http://www.lucyfurlong.com

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Traditional Threshold offering

  1. Reblogged this on LucyFurLeaps and commented:

    The Seethingography Blog is a month old today, and is a place where I hope people can send their writing and pictures about Seething. I am currently writer-in-residence at the Musuem of Futures, and the first Seething Writers meet up takes place there next Monday, 6th June…

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Probably reassuring for weary travellers to know they can pick up morsals of food on their way home from a night of fun and enjoyment. But only if your name is Fox or Raven…

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s