Date: Thu, 14 Mar 1996 16:48:47 EST
From: Albin Warth albin[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]FRONTIER.COM
Subject: Re: Clabber ad infinitum
When I was growing up in the eastern part of Oklahoma, on a ranch-farm
in or near Muskogee, Oklahoma, "clabbered milk" was a quite common expression.
Clabbered milk was supposed to help make extra good biscuits. Further,
there was a brand of baking powder called "Clabber Girl Baking Powder,"
advertised, as I dimly recall. on signs sporting a young woman in a bonnet,
a long farm dress, and maybe(?) an apron. CLABBER GIRL BAKING POWDER. I
am attempting to run down not the girl but a patent which might reveal the
company's name. It could jus as simply be Clabber Girl Baking Powder Co.
I'm almost certain that this was the Calumet (Baking?) Co. I'm familiar
with this because the owner of Calumet (name of Wright, I think) also
owned Calumet Farms, which bred many fine racehorses, "Clabber Girl"
being one of these. I never knew how she got her name until I spotted
an antique can of Clabber Girl Baking Powder.
albin[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]frontier.com