Saturday, 7 July 2012

Since Sliced Bread

00:00:00 Posted by Ashley Lister , , , 9 comments

 By Ashley Lister

Our theme this week is anniversaries. This blog post goes live on July 7th. And July 7th marks the anniversary of the first commercially produced and distributed loaves of slices bread.

On July 7th, 1928, (according to Wikipedia) the Chillicothe Baking Company, Missouri, produced their first sliced loaf. It was the world’s first commercially produced sliced loaf.
The slicing was done by a machine invented by Otto Frederick Rohwedder. It was a machine capable of converting a whole loaf into slices of even and uniform thickness.

The sliced loaves were then marketed under the slogan, “The greatest step forward in baking since bread was wrapped.” It will come as a surprise to no one that this gave rise to the popular saying, “The greatest thing since sliced bread.”

And I mention this because I figured we could tie our anniversary in with the anniversary of the sliced loaf by having commentors contribute uniform ‘slices’ of a composite poem.

The rules are straightforward. Simply write one ten syllable line of poetry in the comments box and we’ll see if we can compile them into a full length poem. It doesn't have to be profound. It only has to be a single 'slice' of poetry. I'm going to submit the first one below:

The greatest thing since the first slice of bread

Hopefully, if there are enough lines, I can assemble this into a poem for a forthcoming weekend.

Ash
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9 comments:

Louise Barklam said...

Came into being, one whole year ago

Fiona Whitworth said...

Far more entertaining than Right Said Fred

Pamela Winning said...

And sales of the loaves continued to rise

Lindsay said...

bacon and ketchup between the slices

Ashley R Lister said...

I'm going to carry on collecting these throughout the week and compile them into a poem for the July 20th DGPS event.

Thank you for all those who've contributed so far.

And I look forward to reading future slices :-)

Ash

Leanne Currey said...

Versatile staple, saviour of lunches

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