The Nation: Edible Memorials

The U.S. Senate set a new and imaginative fashion in memorials to its revered members last week by adding a favorite dish of the late Louisiana Senator Allen J. Ellender to the Senate restaurant menu. It is Louisiana creole gumbo, a concoction of rice, chopped seafood and okra, selling for $ 1.50.

An edible memorial may well nourish fond remembrances of a man more effectively and at far less cost than all of the cold monuments and dull libraries that are now so prevalent. A steaming bowl of Eisenhower vegetable soup might warm recollections more quickly than rummaging through the Eisenhower papers...

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