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From: Robert Monheim <>
Subject: Re: [ALL] Ketchup
Date: Tue, 09 May 2000 23:46:47 -0400
In the 1940's, a popular disc jockey, Rege Cordic, said it was a beautiful
clear day in downtown Pittsburgh, you can even see the Allegheny whitefish!
He was referring to raw sewage. About 3 years ago while in Pittsburgh, visiting
family, we went to the "Eat and Park" on Ohio river Blvd, the special was whitefish
and macaroni and cheese, I ordered "The Allegheny Whitefish" and the young waitress
(20ish) when she served me, said here is some Allegheny Ketchup to go with your
Allegheny Whitefish! Bob Monheim Norfolk, Va
> The Heinz Museum has been referred to many times on this List. In
> addition, some of us with roots in the Millvale, Etna, Sharpsburg area
> recall our grandparents talking about how HJ Heinz got started from
> his little garden and his door to door pushcart.
> Today, I was having lunch with my wife in Winchester, Virginia. There
> was the ever-present bottle of Ketchup on the table.
> I'll bet it is important to the List members to know how this name
> came about and how it is different from Catsup. And I think someone on
> the List knows.
> I suspect there are a lot of family versions of the story but I would
> also like to hear the REAL one.
> Let's give it ONE DAY on the List and then get back to cemeteries,
> churches and other good stuff like that. Thanks.
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