|Such is Life Weedon Grossmith|
These are the 'London Superior Crackers' from Liberty and they cost £45. I would hope for more than a bad joke and a naff hairclip inside them. They are some of the most beautiful crackers I have ever seen and I'm not sure I would want to pull them. I'd rather just sit and look at them, but then I am a sucker for a bit of vintage.
Back to Mr Grossmith and his disappointing cracker. Weedon, or Walter Weedon, was the brother of George Grossmith, D'Oyly Carte star, and together they wrote the book The Diary of a Nobody. Weedon had many and various careers, first as a painter, but then when that didn't pay, he moved to the stage and became a successful actor.
|Grossmith as Jimmy Jinks in Baby Mine, 1911|
I'm off to gaze covetously at the Liberty crackers, and I will see you tomorrow...