History will never let us forget King Arthur, Camelot, the Round Table, or the 12 Knights who resided around it. We see references to him almost on a daily basis. Bakers may be familiar with King Arthur Flour. Not quite sure why it is called King Arthur flour. Their website doesn't mention it. I don't think the jolly olde king was in the milling business. I don't really think he spent his time making popovers for the all of the bashes at Camelot either. I suppose the name is intended to make us harken back to the luxury of baked goods as only a king could enjoy them. Yumm...1500 year old bread and cookies; makes my mouth fairly water as I type.
Fast forward to the early 1960's and America was ushered into a new era of Camelot. This is when John F. Kennedy was elected 35th President of the United States. Only we didn't know it at the time. Only after President Kennedy's funeral was his 1000 day presidency associated with Camelot. This being in the December 6, 1963 issue of Life in an essay written by Theodore White.
We all know about King Arthur and his famous Round Table where upon he and his legendary knights sat to do what knights do when sitting at a round table; eat, drink, and be.....chivalrous. Bet you thought I'd say "Merry"! I am certain that many of you can name several of the knights; such as Lancelot, Galahad, Gawain, and Gareth.
But, history little notes those knights that were never selected to sit at the Round Table. There are still traces of them to this day however, in science, medicine, math, and many other areas of daily life. For example:
- Sir Cadian - The knight with rhythm
- Sir Cumference - The largest of the prospective knights
- Sir Culate - The knight that got "around"
- Sir Cumcise - Ahem, I'll leave this one alone!
- Sir Loin - The butcher
- Sir Rhosis of Liver - The town drunk