Pease porridge hot

Finally — at long last — I understand why I grew up eating creamed peas.



Georgia Brooks

Finally — at long last — I understand why I grew up eating creamed peas.

I didn’t realize this was one of my life’s mysteries. In fact, I never thought about creamed peas at all.

And then, I read the book “A Square Meal” by Jane Ziegelman and Andrew Coe and all came clear. The subtitle of the book is A Culinary History of the Great Depression. During lean times, food was stretched by pouring a white sauce (two tablespoons of flour, two tablespoons of butter and one cup milk) over vegetables, cold meat, seafood, eggs and macaroni. It expanded limited quantities of food and disguised bland foods. Home economists called it the workhorse of the American kitchen.

My mother was a child of the Depression. By the time my mother served it to our family, she wasn’t stretching food; she was dressing peas from my father’s garden. He, too, was a Depression child and always grew a kitchen garden.

So what I was eating for supper was social history.

The book’s title is misleading. I was about one-third into the book before it got to the 1930s. Before that, it was a troubling history of how we in the United States have hated/helped our hungry citizens. The national attitude was set by the Puritans who brought with them England’s notion of poor houses as punishment.  

Then, as now, we want to help the deserving poor, but the question is: Who is deserving? Widows, orphans, the elderly and the ill, of course.  These are victims of bad luck. The rest of the poor might be morally corrupt beggars on the slippery slope to sloth. Gosh, once a guy finds the road to the free soup kitchen, he might never take the higher path to hard work and self-sufficiency. 

Sometimes, other factors are influential. In the South during the Depression, poor whites were given food assistance with no strings, but poor blacks had to do road work to earn their food.

The first breadlines in the nation were in New York in the early 1900s for “Bowery bums.” They were open only in the winter and only between midnight and 1 a.m. to make sure only the truly desperate and destitute showed up to get dry bread and coffee. Breadlines were listed in tourist guidebooks as entertainment.  

The breadlines spiked following the Financial Panic of 1907 and then again after 1918 when returning Doughboys raised unemployment. A decade later, Herbert Hoover ran for president with a boast that the nation was near “the final triumph over poverty.”

Oops. 

In 1929, the stock market crashed, followed by a series of droughts, crop failures, failed business and unemployment of unimaginable numbers. By January 1930, New York soup kitchens had sprung up across the city, operated by religious communities, political clubs, business associations, veterans’ groups, socialites and even crime bosses. 

The storm crested in March 1930 on fashionable Fifth Avenue. Hungry people five abreast lined around the block for the soup kitchen at the Church of the Transfiguration. Shoppers were startled, but merchants were so distraught they protested to city officials and the mayor threatened to have the church rector on grounds of creating a public disturbance.  

Hungry citizens? Frightened shoppers? Angry retailers? Hello Tulsa!

The villain of the book is President Hoover who ate caviar off of gold plates in the White House while blocking funds for federal relief. He favored self-help and local relief. Before him, Grover Cleveland refused drought aid to Texas farmers, saying “the people support the Government, the Government should not support the people.” 

Federal policy changed when Franklin Delano Roosevelt became president and said that providing victims with shelter, clothing and food was not charity, but social duty. From this tumbled new ideas of relief — food stamps and school lunches — and a new approach to how Americans eat — canning, casseroles and white sauce.

Not all has ended happily ever after. When it comes to our attitude about feeding our hungry, I think of the philosopher Friedrich Hegel who said, “The only thing we learn from history, is that we learn nothing from history.”

 


Editor’s Note: Connie Cronley is the former executive director of Iron Gate, a soup kitchen and grocery pantry located in downtown Tulsa. 

 

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Sponsor: 108|Contemporary
Contact Name: Ellen McGivern

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Contact improv is about choices, listening, sharing and generosity. It is a partner dance form based on the physical principles of touch, momentum, shared weight, and most quintessentially -...

Cost: $18.75 or $15 with punch card

Where:
Fly Loft studio 3
117 N Boston
Tulsa, OK  74103
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Lefty's On Greenwood
10 N Greenwood Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Hard Rock Casino - Cabin Creek
777 W Cherokee St
Catoosa, OK
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Fassler Hall
304 S Elgin Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Hard Rock Casino - Riffs
777 W Cherokee St
Catoosa, OK
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Mercury Lounge
1747 S Boston Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Osage Casino Tulsa - NINE18 Bar
951 W 36th St N
Tulsa, OK
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The Oklahoma Music Educators Association presents concerts featuring their Honor Band, All-State chorus, and All-State instrumental ensemble.

Cost: $18

Where:
Chapman Music Hall, Tulsa PAC
110 E 2nd St
Tulsa, OK
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Centennial Lounge at VFW Post 577
1109 E 6th St
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $13-$54

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BOK Center
200 S Denver Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Bistro at Seville
10021 S Yale Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Blackbird on Pearl
1336 E 6th St
Tulsa, OK
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River Spirit Casino - 5 O'Clock Somewhere Bar
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK
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Crystal Skull
1005 S Sheridan Rd
Tulsa, OK
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Wyld Hawgz
6151 E 31st St
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $13-$54

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BOK Center
200 S Denver Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Philbrook Downtown hosts a special conversation with guest curator Colin Tuis Nesbit on the New/Now show, which features works by Tulsa Artist Fellows. The show will feature behind-the-scenes...

Cost: $20

Where:
Philbrook Downtown
116 E M.B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK
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River Spirit Casino - Volcano Stage
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK
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The Run
3141 E Skelly Dr
Tulsa, OK
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The Starlite
1902 E 11th St
Tulsa, OK
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The Max Retropub
114 S Elgin Ave
Tulsa, OK
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The Hunt Club
224 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $5

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The Colony
2809 S Harvard Ave
Tulsa, OK
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This marks the first time this remarkable collection has been exhibited internationally. OKCMOA will present some of the most important works from the Victoria and Albert’s outstanding...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch Dr.
Oklahoma City, OK  73102
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For only January and February - four-legged family members can join you for a walk at the Botanic Garden - Fridays and Saturdays in January and February only.  Dogs must be on a leash (no...

Cost: FREE for Garden members and member dogs; Regular admission for non-members and $

Where:
Tulsa Botanic Garden
3900 Tulsa Botanic Drive
Tulsa, OK  74127
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Sponsor: Tulsa Botanic Garden
Telephone: 918-289-0330
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This marks the first time this remarkable collection has been exhibited internationally. OKCMOA will present some of the most important works from the Victoria and Albert’s outstanding...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch Dr.
Oklahoma City, OK  73102
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Opening to the public on Thursday, Nov. 16, the 110th anniversary of Oklahoma statehood, “The Art of Oklahoma” celebrates the Museum’s outstanding and...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch Dr.
Oklahoma City, OK  73102
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This photographic journey shines a bright light on true game-changers who had something poignant, meaningful and often prophetic to say – people who pondered, practiced, processed and...

Cost: Free and Open to the Public

Where:
Zarrow Center for Art & Education
124 East M.B. Brady Street
Tulsa, OK  74103
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Telephone: 918-631-4400
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In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Monterey Pop Festival, Arthouse 18 presents the quintessential photo exhibit of this groundbreaking rock festival. The photographs are from the...

Cost: Free and Open to the Public

Where:
Zarrow Center for Art & Education
124 East M.B. Brady Street
Tulsa, OK  74103
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Telephone: 918-631-4400
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All children ages 13 and under, accompanied by an adult, will be allowed in to all 2017-18 ORU Athletics ticketed sports. ALL KIDS – IT’S FREE! is strictly a promotion. These tickets have no...

Cost: $12, $17, $22

Where:
Mabee Center
7777 S Lewis Ave.
Tulsa, OK  74171
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Sponsor: Mabee Center
Telephone: 918-495-6000
Contact Name: Box Office
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Green up your surroundings in January! Register now for this hands-on workshop where you will create a living art piece (12" x 12") of succulents nestled into a wood frame. You can keep...

Cost: $85 for Garden members; $95 for non-members

Where:
Tulsa Botanic Garden
3900 Tulsa Botanic Drive
Tulsa, OK  74127
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Sponsor: Tulsa Botanic Garden
Telephone: 918-289-0330
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In this exhibition, 108 | Contemporary will feature Oklahoma artist members by hosting a juried survey of their work. Included pieces will be constructed from fiber, wood, ceramics, metal, and...

Cost: Free

Where:
108|Contemporary
108 E M.B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK  74103
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Sponsor: 108|Contemporary
Contact Name: Ellen McGivern

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Toyland Ball, held every January, is The Parent Child Center of Tulsa’s annual signature fundraising event. This black tie gala with a whimsical theme offers an elegant evening of dinner and...

Cost: $300-$25,000

Where:
Cox Business Center
100 Civic Center
Tulsa, OK  74103
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Sponsor: The Parent Child Center of Tulsa
Telephone: 918-599-7999
Contact Name: Melody Hughes
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All children ages 13 and under, accompanied by an adult, will be allowed in to all 2017-18 ORU Athletics ticketed sports. ALL KIDS – IT’S FREE! is strictly a promotion. These tickets have no...

Cost: $12, $17, $22

Where:
Mabee Center
7777 S Lewis Ave.
Tulsa, OK  74171
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Sponsor: Mabee Center
Telephone: 918-495-6000
Contact Name: Box Office
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Planned Parenthood Great Plains hosts this Women's March after-party, which will feature a Feminist Art Wall where purchases benefit Planned Parenthood.

Where:
Mainline
111 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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The Oklahoma Swing Syndicate (TOSS) hosts a Swing dance and lessons  The Oklahoma Swing Syndicate (TOSS) is the only UNESCO recognized dance organization in Oklahoma.  We are a 501c3...

Cost: $7

Where:
Community Center - South Minister Presby Church
3500 So Peoria
1/2 west of Peoria, on 35pl behind the church
Tulsa, OK  74102
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Sponsor: The Ok Swing Syndicate
Telephone: 918-450-691
Contact Name: Rita Robbins
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The Spontaniacs! present “The 2018 Show”.  Yes, it's really here!  The show that's been 2,018 years coming!  Join us now as centuries of anticipation culminate at...

Cost: $8.00

Where:
pH Community House
306 S Phoenix Ave
Tulsa, OK  74127
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Sponsor: The Spontaniacs!
Telephone: 918-521-9345
Contact Name: Eric Peterson
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Where:
El Coyote Manco
2160 S Garnett Rd
Tulsa, OK
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Crystal Skull
1005 S Sheridan Rd
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $20-$35

Where:
Cain's Ballroom
423 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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Hard Rock Casino - Cabin Creek
777 W Cherokee St
Catoosa, OK
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Hard Rock Casino - Riffs
777 W Cherokee St
Catoosa, OK
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Magoo's Billiards
5002 S Memorial Dr
Tulsa, OK
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Lot No. 6
1323 E 6th St
Tulsa, OK
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Lefty's On Greenwood
10 N Greenwood Ave
Tulsa, OK
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C'Yote Club
822 S Sheridan Rd
Tulsa, OK
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Bull and Bear Tavern
5800 S Lewis Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $8

Where:
Mabee Center
7777 S Lewis Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $13-$54

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BOK Center
200 S Denver Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Making plans for this weekend? You can't do better than The Drunkard & The Olio at the historic Spotlight Theater. You know you've always wanted to go, and now's your chance. And if...

Cost: Adults $20, kids $12, seniors & military $17

Where:
Spotlight Theater
1381 Riverside Dr.
Tulsa, OK  74127
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Cost: $10-$40

Where:
Mabee Center
7777 S Lewis Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $15-$44

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Reynolds Center
3208 E 8th St
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $37-$62

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Brady Theater
105 W M.B. Brady St
Tulsa, OK
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Blackbird on Pearl
1336 E 6th St
Tulsa, OK
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Bad Ass Renee's
6373 E 31st St
Tulsa, OK
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River Spirit Casino - 5 O'Clock Somewhere Bar
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK
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River Spirit Casino - Volcano Stage
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK
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The Mindfreak unplugged.

Cost: $99-$129

Where:
The Joint at Hard Rock Casino
777 W Cherokee St
Catoosa, OK
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The Quartet in Residence at The University of Delaware, Serafin String Quartet takes its name from master luthier Sanctus Serafin, who in 1728 crafted the violin SSQ violinist Kate Ransom plays.

Where:
Gussman Concert Hall, Lorton Performance Center
550 S Gary Pl
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $35-$55

Where:
River Spirit Casino - Paradise Cove
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK
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This free event will feature yoga workshops and lectures on alternative forms of medicine, including Reiki, Ayurveda, and herbal health.

Where:
Peace of Mind Books
1401 E 15th St
Tulsa, OK
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The Scottish Club of Tulsa and ScotFest host their annual tribute to the national bard of Scotland, Robert Burns. The event features a haggis dinner, scotch whisky,and readings of Burns' poetry.

Cost: $70-$110

Where:
Wyndham Hotel Tulsa
10918 E 41st St
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $15-$44

Where:
Reynolds Center
3208 E 8th St
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $10-$40

Where:
Mabee Center
7777 S Lewis Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $8

Where:
Mabee Center
7777 S Lewis Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $13-$54

Where:
BOK Center
200 S Denver Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Wyld Hawgz
6151 E 31st St
Tulsa, OK
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The Hunt Club
224 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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Where:
The Fur Shop
520 E 3rd St
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $5

Where:
The Colony
2809 S Harvard Ave
Tulsa, OK
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The Max Retropub
114 S Elgin Ave
Tulsa, OK
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The Pit Stop
816 Sheridan
Tulsa, OK
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The Run
3141 E Skelly Dr
Tulsa, OK
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Osage Casino Tulsa - NINE18 Bar
951 W 36th St N
Tulsa, OK
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