July 12, 2017

Dishing on Food

Dear Readers,

We asked, and you answered. In response to our note in the last issue, you served up heaps of yummy memories for this food-themed issue of Bucknell Magazine. Read on, and salivate!

Yours Truly,
The editors

Pie to Die For

This was the Halloween Party scene in Harris Hall, Oct. 30, 1952. Our theme was autumn leaves and rakes. In the front row are Jeannette Grove '55, who won a prize for her pumpkin pie, and Ellie Mackie '55. Among those in the second row are Anne Wherry '55, Elsie Lee '55 and Phyl Marcuccio '55.

Eleanor Mackie Pigman '55
McMurray, Pa.

The Best Grasshopper Pie

During my years at Bucknell there was no better treat than going to Tack's (a.k.a. Towne Tavern) and ordering the grasshopper pie for dessert. It was partially frozen and was too good to be true. I've often seen grasshopper pie offered elsewhere, but never anything like the one at Tack's. Over the years I've been back to Tack's, but it seems their grasshopper pie is a thing of the past!

Stuart Cubbon '78
Toledo, Ohio

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Hotels Were Tasty Haunts

I'm a deltiologist, which is a person who collects postcards. When I saw your article on food memories in the spring 2017 issue, I went into my postcards collection for Lewisburg and vicinity and found three cards that may be of interest.

1. The Hotel Lewisburger, or "The Burger," not a place to eat but for a beer or two on a late Friday afternoon.

2. The Hotel Milton, for whiskey sours and a steak sandwich at the bar.

3. The Hotel Edison in Sunbury, a place to take the parents for dinner when dear old dad was picking up the tab.

Robert "Bob" Drew '59
Albany, N.Y.

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Two female students roast marshmallows in their residence hall. Courtesy of Bucknell Special Collections/University Archives

Two female students roast marshmallows in their residence hall. Courtesy of Bucknell Special Collections/University Archives

A Dining Hall Haiku

Dishroom shift with Ken

Some food still looks edible

I double dare him

(That really happened; sometimes we would finish a chocolate pudding.)

Barrett Sides '87
Houston, Texas

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