Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Penguin server

Today, I acquired a Penguin server from my mom. She is moving and wasn't sure she wanted it so passed it on to me.  It was a wedding present she had received back in 1956.

Many of us who grew up in the 60's and 70's will remember seeing the Penguin server brought out as an ice bucket.  The handles on the sides are to resembly penguin wings. There are imprints of penguins on the sides of the bucket also.

What I learned about the ice bucket was that it was made by West Bend Aluminum Company in West Bend, Wisconsin.

The original name of the bucket is West Bend Penguin Hot and Cold Server Ice Bucket.  The bucket was first created in May of 1941 but was most popular in the 1950's.

These were very popular and if you have one you definitely have a part of history. If you like retro or vintage designs you might find one in an antique store or maybe acquire your mothers.


Dear Lord help us to educate our family for your glory.

"Since parents have conferred life on their children, they have a most solemn obligation to educate their offspring. Hence, parents must be acknowledged as the first and foremost educators of their children. Their role as educators is so decisive that scarcely anything can compensate for their failure in it. For it devolves on parents to create a family atmosphere so animated with love and reverence for God and others that a well-rounded personal and social development will be fostered among children. Hence, the family is the first school of those social virtues which every society needs."--Gravissimum Educationis (one of the documents of the Second Vatican Council)

Helping and Loving Our Neighbor

Corporal works of Mercy
Feed the hungry

Give drink to the thirsty

Clothe the naked

Shelter the homeless

Visit the sick

Visit the imprisoned

Bury the dead

The Spiritual Works of Mercy
Admonish the sinner

Instruct the ignorant

Counsel the doubtful

Comfort the sorrowful
Bear wrongs patiently

Forgive all injuries

Pray for the living and the dead

Good Samaritain