Im not sure when the company he worked for switched over from gold watches to meat smokers. Or why. I remember seeing pictures of my grandfather, who worked for the same company, getting his gold watch..yes..a REAL gold watch. I think my grandmother might have gotten one as well....yes...my grandparents and my dad all worked for the same company. After my grandparents retired, the company was bought out by a French company....and apparently they think meat smokers = gold watches. The French are weird.
Monday, February 7, 2011
My dad's gold watch.
This is my fathers "gold watch". He got it when he left his job of 20-something years. Nice eh? After he got it he brought it over to us to store...and said " I don't think I'll ever use it...you might as well keep it.", to which I replied "what am I going to do with it?!?!" . I finally figured out what to do with this retirement gift. Pig meat. Yes....pig meat. Spork and Spam will be going to hog heaven at the end of the week, and the Major and I have decided to cure and smoke the ham ourselves....and isn't it convenient that we had a smoker in our garage?? Home smoked bacon and ham...yum.