Great Tea Races of Yesteryear
By William I. Lengeman III
As a non-smoker, I wouldn’t walk a mile for a Camel, as the old ad slogan goes. But a cup of tea, that’s another story entirely. If the prize were a pound of tea, I might even consider entering a race for it.
Which is a not so graceful way of steering the discourse to an historical event I saw discussed in a few places on the Web recently. If the notion of an “old woman’s race for a pound of tea” brings to mind a Monty Python sketch, you’re not alone. But this was actually a bonafide event...
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