THE SILVERWARE SERIES
# 3 WHEN SILVERWARE WAS STONEWARE
After centuries of Pointed Sticks and Sharp Flint Knives a whole new development appeared. A family was cooking an Aspidorhynchus (Greek for “shield snout”) fish over an open fire in their cave. The fish became a little too done and fell from the Sharp Sticks on to a flat saucer like stone that was encircling the campfire. The stone was warm and the fish was easily cut up with a Flint Knife and two children were happily eating their fish from a type of stone plate. This gave the parents an idea: Stoneware with Stone implements. With a small Stone they could smash whatever grubs, birds, bugs, snakes, berries, lizards, seeds, fish or other foods right on a rock plate and eat it with Sharp Sticks and fingers. The first Stoneware Silverware was a softball sized Stone. The early people called it a Rock.
From this time on children were trained very young to go along the seashores and riverbanks looking for stones and sea shells that were flat and narrow and would scoop and hold food. They also collected just the right sized seashell as eating utensils. Stoneware Silverware was becoming fashionable and various choices of colored Stones, Shells and settings around the Campfire were signs of progressive living and innovation for the Cave People. It soon became the fad to own the perfect Stone for both prepping and eating food. Many tried to out-do others with better stones and more choices. The Stoneware Silverware then began to be wrapped in special skins until the next meal. The amount of different Sticks and Stones became a real matter of contention with many and was part of the reason for certain levels of extinction of early people. This is also where we first got the term… ‘Sticks and Stones may break my bones…” and so on. This started the soon coming Silverware Wars.
No, really…this is what happened.
“And you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” Jesus