Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The History of a Pie Tin
However, here's the rest of the story: The Frisbee is said to have begun in Bridgeport, Connecticut back in 1871 when William Frisbie opened the Frisbie Pie Company. Students from the nearby schools would throw the empty pie tins to each other, yelling “Frisbie!” as they let go.
And, of course, we can’t forget our four-legged friends who love to catch Frisbees. Many dogs are naturals, some even competing with choreographed routines set to music. But this bronze rendering by Patrick Villiers Farrow that sits on the lawn of Middlebury College Museum of Art in Middlebury Vermont, and is my very favorite.
So the next time you pick up one of those plastic discs and take off for the park or backyard, remember—it all started with a pie!