Sunday, April 08, 2007

Easter Welcome

Easter Welcome 1
Originally uploaded by shersteve.
The story has it that the pineapple was a "welcome" symbol for the clipper ship captains when they returned home from a voyage to their New England home port; Boston, Salem, Newport, etc. The captain would stick a pineapple on the front stair post and thereby neighbors and friends would know the captain was home.

It is cool today in New England, about 35 F so it won't be too inviting to sit outside and have a conversation.

If you do visit, make yourself comfortable amongst the archives.

1 comment:

Pete said...

77 degrees fahrenheit here today, Steve. Glorious sunshine. Gotta love Australia for all the holiday times! (We even have pineapples in season)