My Uncle lived near the old home of
my Grandmother who had passed in the 1940's. One trip back to
visit, he asked if I would like to go into the house and pick
something of hers too have. He had a key and in we went.
Looking over the things I tried to pick something small that would
travel well. I spied an old rolling pin that had only one handle. I
told him that this would be the right thing.
Now he says "Do you want the Story?" Of course I do.
He said, "Many years ago, a nephew of Grandmothers had a knack
for carving." He had begun to carve a sassafras rolling pin
for his mother, but somehow one handle had broken off. So he sat it
aside and began to carve a new one. Grandmother visited one day and
was given this one handled rolling pin. She was delighted to have
it. I'm sure it rolled out many a biscuit.
The knife makings on the end where the handle is missing are very
visible and show how much care was given to make it smooth. The
handle that is on it, is very smooth and tapers to the rolling part,
to fit a small hand. My children thought it would make a great
weapon. Sassafras wood is very heavy. It has been carried with us
from place to place, never thrown away because of "The
Lou Anne Allen, Attended Moss Schools from the 3rd. - 6th. Grades.