My wife and I enjoy looking through antique stores and thrift stores -- we're on vacation right now and that's something that's always on the agenda as we drive through small towns. Cast iron can usually be found on the lowest shelf (or sitting on the ground) where kitchen stuff is found. Now I've got something new to look for --- the spider logo.
Its crazy to me how much the price will vary from store to store for cast iron. One place, you'll find a Wagner #8 skillet for $20, and the next place it'll be $50. Lodge has been around long enough now that non-educated people assume that it's as old as Griswold or Wagner. Nope -- not even close. You'll see a Lodge skillet priced the same as a Griswold.
I'm glad that I'm not the only one out there that enjoys shopping for and using cast iron. My poor kids are going to inherit a lot of it . . . or shall I say, my rich kids.
"The rule of no realm is mine. But all worthy things that are in peril as the world now stands, these are my care. And for my part, I shall not wholly fail in my task if anything that passes through this night can still grow fairer or bear fruit and flower again in days to come. For I too am a steward. Did you not know?" Gandolf
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