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Slacks Ferret
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Joined: Oct 02, 2003
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From: Calgary
Posted: 2004-12-03 12:57 pm   Permalink


My Witco fork, knife and spoon. Sorry about the crappy photo.
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FreakBear
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Joined: Apr 15, 2004
Posts: 361
From: Springfield, Ohio
Posted: 2004-12-03 3:46 pm   Permalink

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On 2004-01-15 08:31, SugarCaddyDaddy wrote:
The two explanations that I received from two different Filipino/Chinese families were:

1) The symbolism means having good health and a prosperous family. The oversizing enhances that symbolism. The spoon and fork were symbols of good health since "food" would be the source for a healthy body (insert hamburger & fries jokes here). They also joked saying that Americans who display their "miniature spoon" collection would bring inauspicious fortune (from the small size of the spoons).

2) The symbolism means family strength since the time that the family is actually gathered together is at meal time. Again, the oversizing is to emphasize that strength for all that visit the home to see.

In addition, I was told that it didn't matter if the size of your family was 1 or 10 (in the home), the symbolism of "family" was anyone who joined you in your dining area. Also, the spoon and fork was to be displayed near the dining table, traditionally the gathering place of the family.

Hope this helps.





Bollucks! These are a throwback from the days before the salad friendly "cherry" tomato was cultivated. Huge wooden implements were needed to deal with the unwieldy sandwich sized vegetables.


I salivate whenever I see these. I have one set but I need more! I also have a matching serving bowl with identical tiki on the handle.


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MaiTaiMafia
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Joined: Dec 03, 2004
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From: Kapolei, HI
Posted: 2004-12-20 11:29 pm   Permalink

Mrs. MTM is full-blooded Filipino and she confirmed what SugarCaddyDaddy said. It is symbolic of family, good fortune and happiness. Go to any old-school Filipino's home and you will find the wooden spoon and fork. Some of my Filipino local friends here joke about the wooden spoon/fork thing as one of their culture's "quirks"...
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Rattiki
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Joined: May 03, 2003
Posts: 422
From: Key West, FL
Posted: 2004-12-21 7:55 pm   Permalink

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On 2004-12-20 23:29, MaiTaiMafia wrote:
Mrs. MTM is full-blooded Filipino and she confirmed what SugarCaddyDaddy said. It is symbolic of family, good fortune and happiness. Go to any old-school Filipino's home and you will find the wooden spoon and fork. Some of my Filipino local friends here joke about the wooden spoon/fork thing as one of their culture's "quirks"...




Yes also shell lamps and and needle point are required.


 
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MaiTaiMafia
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From: Kapolei, HI
Posted: 2005-01-04 03:55 am   Permalink

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Yes also shell lamps and and needle point are required.



... and the gentle aroma of bagaong wafting through the house...


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