A Quiz about Pie, by Sarah Weeks

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Pie:

Pie by Sarah Weeks

Why did Polly name her cat Lardo? :

Why did Polly name her cat Lardo? After she cleaned off his dirt and soot she saw his fur was very white like vegetable shortening (lard).

Who is the author of Pie?:

Who is the author of Pie? Sarah Weeks

What does Sarah Weeks think is the only thing more satisfying than cooking up a story?:

What does Sarah Weeks think is the only thing more satisfying than cooking up a story? Knowing somebody might be out there eating it up with a spoon.

What are the best kind of apples to use in a pie?:

What are the best kind of apples to use in a pie? Fresh, crisp ones.

What pattern did Polly love?:

What pattern did Polly love? leopard print

What were Polly Portman’s last words?:

What were Polly Portman’s last words? Thank you very much.

What was Polly Portman’s motjher’s name?:

What was Polly Portman’s motjher’s name? Hester Portman

What was Polly Portman known as?:

What was Polly Portman known as? The pie queen of Ipswitch

In what state is Ipswitch?:

In what state is Ipswitch? Pennsylvania

What did Polly and Alice sit on in the kitchen?:

What did Polly and Alice sit on in the kitchen? tall red stool

What do you do to milk before you add eggs to make the custard smooth? :

What do you do to milk before you add eggs to make the custard smooth? scald it

How did Polly use her instincts to bake pies so well?:

How did Polly use her instincts to bake pies so well? She listened to the ingredients

What did people say when they tasted her pies?:

What did people say when they tasted her pies? “You ought to open up your own shop, Polly!”

When their parents died and left them money, what did Polly do with half of her inheritance? :

When their parents died and left them money, what did Polly do with half of her inheritance? She opened her own store

What were the cross-streets of Polly’s store?:

What were the cross-streets of Polly’s store? Windham and Main

Where did Polly get her stove?:

Where did Polly get her stove? At an auction

Why did Polly name the store Pie?:

Why did Polly name the store Pie? She was a humble person so she wanted to give it a humble name.

In what year did the Pie shop open:

In what year did the Pie shop open 1941

What kind of pie was especially made for people on diets?:

What kind of pie was especially made for people on diets? a low-calorie buttermilk pie

Why did Polly give the pies away rather than sell them?:

Why did Polly give the pies away rather than sell them? She didn’t want to sell something she got so much pleasure doing

What is the name of the town pastor?:

What is the name of the town pastor? Reverend Flowers

What was Reverend Powers favorite pie?:

What was Reverend Powers favorite pie? sour cherry

What did people give Polly instead of money?:

What did people give Polly instead of money? pie ingredients

Why did the custard pies look like they had snowdrifts sitting on top of them?:

Why did the custard pies look like they had snowdrifts sitting on top of them? They were piled high with whipped cream

What is the name of the newspaper in Ipswitch?:

What is the name of the newspaper in Ipswitch? The Ipsy News

Where did the raspberries come from?:

Where did the raspberries come from? Oregon

Where did the sugar cane come from? :

Where did the sugar cane come from? Louisiana

Where did the pecans come from?:

Where did the pecans come from? Texas

Where did the cherries come from?:

Where did the cherries come from? Michigan

In what year was Alice born?:

In what year was Alice born? 1945

What did Polly give Alice to play with when she made pies?:

What did Polly give Alice to play with when she made pies? a lump of pie dough

When Alice said, “I’ll miss you Aunt Polly,”, what did Polly answer:

When Alice said, “I’ll miss you Aunt Polly,”, what did Polly answer I’ll miss you even more p. 7

In 1955, what was the population of Ipswitch?:

In 1955, what was the population of Ipswitch? 162 p. 7

What was Ruth Portman’s big complaint about her parents?:

What was Ruth Portman’s big complaint about her parents? She thought they favored Polly.

What was Alice’s father’s favorite pie?:

What was Alice’s father’s favorite pie? chocolate cream p. 8

What was Alice’s father’s name?:

What was Alice’s father’s name? George p. 7

What was the mysterious car?:

What was the mysterious car? A big green Chevrolet

When did Pie first open its doors?:

When did Pie first open its doors? 1941

Why did Polly warn people not to leave coconut cream pies in the window sill to cool?:

Why did Polly warn people not to leave coconut cream pies in the window sill to cool? Squirrels LOVE coconut

What’s the name of the mayor and his wife?:

What’s the name of the mayor and his wife? Mayor Needleman & Melanie Needleman

What was the name of the Needleman’s daughter?:

What was the name of the Needleman’s daughter? Nora

What did Melanie Needleman and her daughter do together?:

What did Melanie Needleman and her daughter do together? Shopped together and wore matching hats p. 13

What was Charlie Erdling really good at?:

What was Charlie Erdling really good at? Fixing bikes - especially the bike chain.

What did Alice notice about Charlie’s hands?:

What did Alice notice about Charlie’s hands? He had dirty fingernails.

What magazine did the mayor and Polly pose in a photo for?:

What magazine did the mayor and Polly pose in a photo for? Life Magazine p. 16

Who reached into Polly’s coffin?:

Who reached into Polly’s coffin? Miss Gurke, the principal p. 17

What was strange about Miss Gurke’s clothing?:

What was strange about Miss Gurke’s clothing? They were always really baggy

Because Alice was afraid of Miss Gurke, what had she done since Kindergarten?:

Because Alice was afraid of Miss Gurke, what had she done since Kindergarten? Got to school 15 minutes early

What did Alice mean when she asked Polly if she could go fishing?:

What did Alice mean when she asked Polly if she could go fishing? getting lemon seeds out of the juice with a fork

What was Miss Gurke’s pet peeve?:

What was Miss Gurke’s pet peeve? tardiness

Where did Polly keep her recipe?:

Where did Polly keep her recipe? In her head

Where did Polly keep the brass key to the shop?:

Where did Polly keep the brass key to the shop? On a chain around her neck. p. 19

What did Alice’s mom think was annoying about Alice?:

What did Alice’s mom think was annoying about Alice? She had an active imagination and she made up songs. p. 20

How did Polly describe her sister’s voice?:

How did Polly describe her sister’s voice? Like an angel

What did Alice’s mom say about Alice’s voice?:

What did Alice’s mom say about Alice’s voice? That she was tone deaf p. 21

What did they eat for lunch the day Polly died?:

What did they eat for lunch the day Polly died? cream cheese and olive sandwiches p. 22

What day and month was it when Polly died?:

What day and month was it when Polly died? A Friday in July. p. 22

What was Doris Kaperview’s birthday and what was her favorite pie?:

What was Doris Kaperview’s birthday and what was her favorite pie? August 12th, buttermilk pies

Who did Polly leave the pie shop to in her will and why?:

Who did Polly leave the pie shop to in her will and why? Reverend Flowers - use $$ for the church p. 25

What’s the name of the family’s lawyer?:

What’s the name of the family’s lawyer? Mr. Ogden

Why did Alice’s mom think that Mr. Ogden wanted to talk to Alice?:

Why did Alice’s mom think that Mr. Ogden wanted to talk to Alice? That Polly had left Alice the pie crust recipe.

What company did Alice’s father work for?:

What company did Alice’s father work for? Hoover Vacuums - he sold vacuums door to door p. 27

What did Alice’s father start doing after the Pie shop started getting famous with tourists?:

What did Alice’s father start doing after the Pie shop started getting famous with tourists? Selling pie shop souveniers.

What was the slogan printed on the souveniers?:

What was the slogan printed on the souveniers? “Hey, Polly, what’s your secret?” p. 27

Where did Polly keep her Blueberry Medals?:

Where did Polly keep her Blueberry Medals? Under her bed in a box. P. 27

Why did Polly keep her Blueberry Medals put away where she couldn’t see them?:

Why did Polly keep her Blueberry Medals put away where she couldn’t see them? She might get a swelled head and wouldn’t be able to wear her favorite hat.

What did Polly’s favorite hat look like?:

What did Polly’s favorite hat look like? A leopard print cloche from the Sears catalog she bought the first year she won the Blueberry award.

When was the Blueberry Award started?:

When was the Blueberry Award started? 1922 - August

What day and in what month did they announce the Blueberry Award Winner each year?:

What day and in what month did they announce the Blueberry Award Winner each year? The first Monday in September.

Polly didn’t enter the contest herself. Who entered Polly’s first pie in the contest?:

Polly didn’t enter the contest herself. Who entered Polly’s first pie in the contest? Harriet Melcher from St. Petersberg, Florida.

What kind of pie did Harriet Melcher?:

What kind of pie did Harriet Melcher? Coconut Cream Pie

What was the exact date that Polly Portman got the call that she won the Blueberry Medal?:

What was the exact date that Polly Portman got the call that she won the Blueberry Medal? 6 am September 7, 1942.

Where was the Blueberry Award Ceremony where Polly won her first Blueberry Award?:

Where was the Blueberry Award Ceremony where Polly won her first Blueberry Award? Philadelphia.

What was Polly’s acceptance speech for the Blueberry Medal?:

What was Polly’s acceptance speech for the Blueberry Medal? “Thank you very much”.

What kind of pie won Polly’s 2nd Blueberry Medal?:

What kind of pie won Polly’s 2nd Blueberry Medal? buttermilk pie

How many Blueberry awards did Polly win in a row?:

How many Blueberry awards did Polly win in a row? 13

What was the name of the hotel in Ipswitch that got busy again after Polly’s pies got famous?:

What was the name of the hotel in Ipswitch that got busy again after Polly’s pies got famous? Ipsy Inn

What pie season was July?:

What pie season was July? berry season p. 32

What kind of shoes did Mr. Ogden, Mayor Needleman, and Reverand Flowers wear?:

What kind of shoes did Mr. Ogden, Mayor Needleman, and Reverand Flowers wear? wingtip shoes

What made Lardo get fat?:

What made Lardo get fat? Eating fried sardines and sweet cream.

What did Polly serve Lardo’s food on?:

What did Polly serve Lardo’s food on? a little blue china plate p 34

For how many days was Lardo trapped in the Pie shop with nothing to eat?:

For how many days was Lardo trapped in the Pie shop with nothing to eat? 3 eat

For how many years did Mr. Ogden know Polly? :

For how many years did Mr. Ogden know Polly? 50 years p. 36

Some people don’t like the idea of a tomato pie. What did Polly Advise people to call the pie so people would eat it?:

Some people don’t like the idea of a tomato pie. What did Polly Advise people to call the pie so people would eat it? a mock apple pie

Why didn’t Alice’s dad wear his wing tip shoes to the funeral? :

Why didn’t Alice’s dad wear his wing tip shoes to the funeral? They pinched his bunyons. p. 32

Who were the two witnesses of Polly’s will? :

Who were the two witnesses of Polly’s will? Ogden’s secretary, Miss Lebson, and a man named Hammerschlacht.

What did Alice feed Lardo?:

What did Alice feed Lardo? tuna fish

What did Polly’s dad do when Lardo was around?:

What did Polly’s dad do when Lardo was around? sneezed because he wasa allergic.

What kind of pie was left over in the fridge that Alice and her dad ate? :

What kind of pie was left over in the fridge that Alice and her dad ate? lemmon chiffon

What was the difference between how Aunt Polly and Alice ate pie?:

What was the difference between how Aunt Polly and Alice ate pie? Aunt Polly started at the front, but Alice started by breaking off the crisp edges of crust, then moving forward, saving the tip for last. p. 42

What is chiffon?:

What is chiffon? A cool and silky fabric, lighter than air.

What was the mysterious car?:

What was the mysterious car? A big green Chevrolet

Who else was awake in the middle of the night, in addition to Alice?:

Who else was awake in the middle of the night, in addition to Alice? Mayor Needleman with indigestion.

Who owned the Ipsy Inn?:

Who owned the Ipsy Inn? Dick Kaperfew

Why did Delores Evans, the cashier at the A & P, have to go to the emergency room?:

Why did Delores Evans, the cashier at the A & P, have to go to the emergency room? heart palpitations because she thought too much about banana cream pie

What is streusel?:

What is streusel? crumbly stuff on top of pie

What pie was Melanie Needleman thinking about?:

What pie was Melanie Needleman thinking about? low-calorie buttermilk pie

What did Alice’s dad say when she spoke up to her mom?:

What did Alice’s dad say when she spoke up to her mom? Don’t sass your mother.

What did Alice feed Lardo when she couldn’t find tuna?:

What did Alice feed Lardo when she couldn’t find tuna? clam chowder

What kind of tree grew outside of Alice’s window?:

What kind of tree grew outside of Alice’s window? an old elm tree

What was Reverend Flowers favorite pie and his birthday?:

What was Reverend Flowers favorite pie and his birthday? Sour Cherry - May 11

Who had yellow hair piled on her head, a beauty mark on the right corner of her upper lip, and thick horn-rimmed glasses?:

Who had yellow hair piled on her head, a beauty mark on the right corner of her upper lip, and thick horn-rimmed glasses? Sylvia DeSoto, the reporter from LOOK Magazine

What was the pie Alice’s mom tried to make?:

What was the pie Alice’s mom tried to make? chocolate cream

Why did Charlie Erdling go into the Pie Shop?:

Why did Charlie Erdling go into the Pie Shop? He was trying to catch the burglar in the act and stopping him with a baseball bat.

What was Charlie’s favorite pie?:

What was Charlie’s favorite pie? Key Lime

What was Alice’s favorite pie?:

What was Alice’s favorite pie? peach

When did Polly make peach pie:

When did Polly make peach pie During summer when Pennsylvania peaches were at the height of ripeness.

What was the catch phrase on Sky King?:

What was the catch phrase on Sky King? “Out of the blue of the western sky coms Sky King!”

Who was the main character on Sky King?:

Who was the main character on Sky King? A cattle rancher from Arizona who solved crimes on the side.

Who was Sky King’s sidekick?:

Who was Sky King’s sidekick? His niece, Penny, who had long hair in a pony tail

What noise did Alice hear at night?:

What noise did Alice hear at night? a clink of metal

Why did Polly have her phone disconnected?:

Why did Polly have her phone disconnected? People had to come and chit-chat if they wanted pie.

Who loved Huckleberry Pie?:

Who loved Huckleberry Pie? Elsie and Herb - wedding anniversary June 15

Why did Charlie know that lots of people were making pie?:

Why did Charlie know that lots of people were making pie? He delivered groceries to practically every house in town.

How many pies were baking at one time in Ipswitch?:

How many pies were baking at one time in Ipswitch? 47

Why did Pete Gillespie from the gas station want to win the Blueberry award with his sweet potato pie?:

Why did Pete Gillespie from the gas station want to win the Blueberry award with his sweet potato pie? So he could move to Florida, go fishing all day, and never fix another flat tire.

What was the Nabisco catch phrase?:

What was the Nabisco catch phrase? Reach for Nabisco

What’s inside the package that says, “The bright red seal on the package end Means mighty good cookies inside, my friend.”:

What’s inside the package that says, “The bright red seal on the package end Means mighty good cookies inside, my friend.” Nabisco Chiaparoon cookies

What made the “clink” sound Alice heard at night?:

What made the “clink” sound Alice heard at night? a gold hoop earring

What kind of earrings did Alice’s mom wear?:

What kind of earrings did Alice’s mom wear? clip-on gold hoops

What happened to Alice’s mom every time she got upset?:

What happened to Alice’s mom every time she got upset? She got a headache

What did Alice say to Charlie that was mean?:

What did Alice say to Charlie that was mean? Your brain doesn’t work right. Maybe you better ask your little girlfriend Nora to help you figure it out.

What was Alice’s dad, George’s favorite pie and birthday?:

What was Alice’s dad, George’s favorite pie and birthday? Chocolate cream, February 9

What did Alice say she wanted to be when she grew up?:

What did Alice say she wanted to be when she grew up? A squirrel

What did Polly say when Alice said she wanted to be a squirrel?:

What did Polly say when Alice said she wanted to be a squirrel? That she would leave her walnuts so she wouldn’t have to dig in the snow.

Who did Charlie say Nora Needleman looked like?:

Who did Charlie say Nora Needleman looked like? Penny from Sky King

What was on Miss Gurke’s shopping list?:

What was on Miss Gurke’s shopping list? 1 box bandaides, 1 can vegetable shortening, 1 bag sand, 1 dozen cans sardines

Why were Charlie’s fingernails dirty?:

Why were Charlie’s fingernails dirty? From working on bike chains

Why did people think Miss Gurke wore loose-fitting clothes?:

Why did people think Miss Gurke wore loose-fitting clothes? That she was hiding a mummified body of a kid who was late to school.

What sound did Charlie and Alice hear coming from Miss Gurke’s back yard?:

What sound did Charlie and Alice hear coming from Miss Gurke’s back yard? thwack

Why did Charlie throw Alice into Miss Gurke’s backyard?:

Why did Charlie throw Alice into Miss Gurke’s backyard? A horsefly scared him

What was Miss Gurke wearing in her back yard?:

What was Miss Gurke wearing in her back yard? a bright red skintight bodysuit

What was Miss Gurke doing in her back yard?:

What was Miss Gurke doing in her back yard? Hitting a punching bag

How did Charlie distract Miss Gurke and get her away from Alice?:

How did Charlie distract Miss Gurke and get her away from Alice? Yelling

What did Charlie describe as “nubby”?:

What did Charlie describe as “nubby”? Miss Gurke’s robe

What was Miss Gurke hiding under her loose clothes?:

What was Miss Gurke hiding under her loose clothes? muscles

Which pie has cornmeal crust?:

Which pie has cornmeal crust? Lemon Chess Pie

What was Lucille Gurke’s favorite pie and her birthdate?:

What was Lucille Gurke’s favorite pie and her birthdate? Lemon chess Pie, April 15

Who was Charlie going to say Miss Gurke looked like, and who did Alice change it to?:

Who was Charlie going to say Miss Gurke looked like, and who did Alice change it to? Charlie was going to say she looked like Charle’s Atlas or a raging buffalo, but Alice said “Miss America”.

What did Miss Gurke really want to be?:

What did Miss Gurke really want to be? A body builder - America’s first body builder

What was Miss Gurke really going to use the shopping list materials for?:

What was Miss Gurke really going to use the shopping list materials for? bandaids to protect her knuckles sardines to eat - high in protein sand to fill the punching bag vegetable shortening for tanning

What was the deal Alice & Charlie made with Miss Gurke?:

What was the deal Alice & Charlie made with Miss Gurke? They would keep her secret about her muscles, and she wouldn’t report them for tresspassing.

Why wasn’t Charlie mad at Alice?:

Why wasn’t Charlie mad at Alice? Because he didn’t like how being mad felt.

What was Charlie’s trick to remember his grandma?:

What was Charlie’s trick to remember his grandma? He kept one of her old perfume bottles in his drawer to smell when he misses her.

What happened to Lardo?:

What happened to Lardo? He’d been given sleeping powder.

Who found Lardo?:

Who found Lardo? Dick Kaperfew found him wandering around the Ipsy Inn.

What’s Charlie’s birthday?:

What’s Charlie’s birthday? December 30

What was Chief Decker’s wife’s name?:

What was Chief Decker’s wife’s name? Elsie

What kind of pie did Chief Decker keep in the freezer?:

What kind of pie did Chief Decker keep in the freezer? Huckleberry

What did Ruth do with George’s wing tip shoes?:

What did Ruth do with George’s wing tip shoes? Put them in a box on the curb for the Salvation Army to pick up.

Who said, “Thing do not change. We do.”:

Who said, “Thing do not change. We do.” Henry David Thoreau p. 122

How did Alice plan to change herself?:

How did Alice plan to change herself? She was not going to make up any more songs or have ridiculous hunches, or let her imagination run wild.

What did Alice ask her mom that surprised her mom and dad?:

What did Alice ask her mom that surprised her mom and dad? To go shopping together for hats.

What did Alice say to her mom when her mom said she loved Polly more than her?:

What did Alice say to her mom when her mom said she loved Polly more than her? “I didn’t love Aunt Polly more than I love you. The difference is she loved me back.”

What was Aunt Polly’s favorite pie?:

What was Aunt Polly’s favorite pie? Concord Grape Pie

How do you take off grape skins without bruising the fruit?:

How do you take off grape skins without bruising the fruit? Squeeze them between your thumb and forefinger like shooting a watermelon seed.

Where was the Ipsy Inn located?:

Where was the Ipsy Inn located? On top of a hill overlooking the town.

What happened to Ruth’s pie?:

What happened to Ruth’s pie? Sylvia Desoto stole it.

What did Sylvia Desoto do with the chocolate cream pie?:

What did Sylvia Desoto do with the chocolate cream pie? She threw it out the window of the Ipsy Inn.

Why was Sylvia Desoto excited to interview Mayor Needleman?:

Why was Sylvia Desoto excited to interview Mayor Needleman? His wife told her he had a copy of Polly’s recipe.

What did Alice find in Sylvia Desoto’s car?:

What did Alice find in Sylvia Desoto’s car? A black hat with a veil, and a white handkerchief with one gold hoop earring inside it.

What initials were engraved on Sylvia Desoto’s suitcase?:

What initials were engraved on Sylvia Desoto’s suitcase? J.Q.

What did Charlie do so that Sylvia Desoto would overhear him?:

What did Charlie do so that Sylvia Desoto would overhear him? Asked Nora to go to the movies with him.

What did Charlie say to Nora Needleman for Sylvia DeSoto to overhear?:

What did Charlie say to Nora Needleman for Sylvia DeSoto to overhear? That Alice had found the pie crust recipe and that she slept with it under her pillow.

What did Polly write was good to serve with Pecan Pie?:

What did Polly write was good to serve with Pecan Pie? hard sauce or homemade honey ice cream

What kind of pie did Polly make for Thanksgiving dinner at the parsonage?:

What kind of pie did Polly make for Thanksgiving dinner at the parsonage? 3 pecan pies

What did Mrs. Ogden want Charlie to pick up for her?:

What did Mrs. Ogden want Charlie to pick up for her? A can of black shoe polish for her husband’s shoes

What did Charlie want to do when he grew up?:

What did Charlie want to do when he grew up? Have his own bike shop called Erdlings.

What name suggestions did Alice have for Charlie’s bike shop?:

What name suggestions did Alice have for Charlie’s bike shop? Spokes for Folks, or Deals for Wheels

What did Polly say to use to make sweet potato pie taste good?:

What did Polly say to use to make sweet potato pie taste good? maple syrup and roasted pecans on top

What was Polly’s trick for pitting cherries?:

What was Polly’s trick for pitting cherries? Use a paper clip. Unfold it, stick it in, and pull the pit out.

Why did Alice say about making a cherry pie for the Blueberry award?:

Why did Alice say about making a cherry pie for the Blueberry award? They never give the award for the same pie two years in a row, and Polly had won it last time with a cherry pie.

Why was Reverend Flowers making a cherry pie?:

Why was Reverend Flowers making a cherry pie? Because he was thinking about Polly.

Why was Mr. Evans making a banana cream pie?:

Why was Mr. Evans making a banana cream pie? For his wife, Delores’s 60th birthday.

What did Alice say to make meringue for banana cream pie?:

What did Alice say to make meringue for banana cream pie? Add a little cream of tarter to the egg whites and raise the oven rack a notch to brown it.

What was the second kind of pie Alice’s mom tried to make?:

What was the second kind of pie Alice’s mom tried to make? rhubarb

What was the doctor’s name in Pie?:

What was the doctor’s name in Pie? Doc Fyfe

What kind of TV dinners did Alice’s dad buy?:

What kind of TV dinners did Alice’s dad buy? Salisbury Steak or Chicken and Dumplings

Why did Polly name her cat Lardo? :

Why did Polly name her cat Lardo? After she cleaned off his dirt and soot she saw his fur was very white like vegetable shortening (lard).

What was Alice’s dad watching on TV when she went to bed early, at 7:30 pm, catch the burgler?:

What was Alice’s dad watching on TV when she went to bed early, at 7:30 pm, catch the burgler? Bob Hope p. 152

Where did Charlie get his black wing tip shoes?:

Where did Charlie get his black wing tip shoes? His mom got them at the Salvation Army store.

Who was J.Q.?:

Who was J.Q.? Jane Quizenberry, the Blueberry Bridesmaid

What did they find in Jane Quizenberry’s suitcase?:

What did they find in Jane Quizenberry’s suitcase? the key to Polly Portman’s pie shop, two wigs (one white, one blond) and a bottle of sleeping poweder.

What did they give to the winners of the Blueberry Honors (2nd place?):

What did they give to the winners of the Blueberry Honors (2nd place?) A little silver blueberry

How many black & white photos were in Alice’s mom’s scrapbook?:

How many black & white photos were in Alice’s mom’s scrapbook? 13

What was Alice’s mom’s greatest gift?:

What was Alice’s mom’s greatest gift? Alice

What talent did Alice’s mom have?:

What talent did Alice’s mom have? She sang with the voice of an angel.

What was Alice’s favorite pie and her birthday?:

What was Alice’s favorite pie and her birthday? Peach Pie - March 18

What was the headline in the Ipsy News about Charlie & Alice?:

What was the headline in the Ipsy News about Charlie & Alice? Real life Sky King and Penny Solve Local Mystery

Why did Charlie want to make a peach pie?:

Why did Charlie want to make a peach pie? Because the smell of it would remind Alice of her Aunt Polly.

Charlie thought the pie recipe called for thirty-four cups of vegetable shortening! How much was it really?:

Charlie thought the pie recipe called for thirty-four cups of vegetable shortening! How much was it really? 3/4 cups

How do you know Alice’s mom really liked Lardo?:

How do you know Alice’s mom really liked Lardo? She fried him sardines.

What is it called when you criss-cross pieces of dough on top of a pie?:

What is it called when you criss-cross pieces of dough on top of a pie? lattice top

How many seconds did Alice let the peach soak in hot water and then cold water?:

How many seconds did Alice let the peach soak in hot water and then cold water? 20 seconds

What did Aunt Polly say was the most important ingredient in a pie?:

What did Aunt Polly say was the most important ingredient in a pie? The love that goes into making it

Who was Gerald P. Hammerschlacht:

Who was Gerald P. Hammerschlacht The president of Hammerschlact Products and Services in Cincinnati, OH. —They made Lardo.

Why hadn’t Hammerschlaht been at Polly’s funeral?:

Why hadn’t Hammerschlaht been at Polly’s funeral? He was in Europe on business.

What was the agreement Polly made with Hammerschlact?:

What was the agreement Polly made with Hammerschlact? He could have the pie crust recipe, if Alice could have a contract to write an advertising jingle for Lardo and Alice’s mom could have a contract to sing it. p. 168

What do you need to do so that rhubarb jelly doesn't run out all over the oven?:

What do you need to do so that rhubarb jelly doesn't run out all over the oven? Put a jelly roll pan or a piece of foil underneath it while it bakes.

What important things happened in the fall of 1955?:

What important things happened in the fall of 1955? Monday, Sep. 5, a housewife in Haddonfield New Jersey won the Blueberry Award for her Mississippi Mud Pie, ending Polly’s 13 year winning streak. November - Ipswitch got a new mayor: Melanie Needleman! The new Lardo jingle aired on TV during an episode of Sky King

Polly Portman spent her whole life doing what?:

Polly Portman spent her whole life doing what? Expressing gratitude for the gift she’d been given.

Why did Polly name her cat Lardo? :

Why did Polly name her cat Lardo? After she cleaned off his dirt and soot she saw his fur was very white like vegetable shortening (lard).

40 Years Later (1995):

40 Years Later (1995) Lardo’s little blue china plate What object acted like a time machine, bringing Alice back in time to 1955?

When Alice found Lardo’s little blue china plate, what was on it?:

When Alice found Lardo’s little blue china plate, what was on it? A dead fly

How old did Lardo live to be, and where was he buried?:

How old did Lardo live to be, and where was he buried? 22 - Near the big gray rock in a shady corner of Alice’s backyard, near the rosebushes her mother had planted when they first built the house.

Who was Little Polly?:

Who was Little Polly? Alice’s red-haired niece, Charlie Erdling & Nora Needleman’s daughter.

What was Little Polly’s birthday?:

What was Little Polly’s birthday? October 30, 1985, the same day Kirby Grant, the actor who had played Sky King, was killed in a car accident.

How many children did Charlie and Nora have?:

How many children did Charlie and Nora have? five - all redheads like Charlie. Polly was number 3.

What happened to the Pie shop?:

What happened to the Pie shop? Charlie and Nora bought it after they got married and opened it up again on September 6, 1993.

What did Nora win?:

What did Nora win? The Blueberry Award for her peanut butter raspberry cream pie - the result of Charlie mixing up two recipes.

What did the sign on the new Pie Shop say? :

What did the sign on the new Pie Shop say? “14 Blueberries and counting!”

What did Alice do after Little Polly left?:

What did Alice do after Little Polly left? She got Aunt Polly’s leopard printed hat and put it on, walked to the A&P, bought a can of their finest sardines, then went home and fried them. She put them on a the little blue china plate and layer the plate where Lardo was buried and sang a song.

What showed up on Alice’s doorstep two days after she put the sardines on Lardo’s grave?:

What showed up on Alice’s doorstep two days after she put the sardines on Lardo’s grave? An ornery fat white cat, yowling indignantly to be fed.

Where did Sarah Weeks get all the pie recipes for the book?:

Where did Sarah Weeks get all the pie recipes for the book? From friends and family members

What is Sarah Week’s favorite and 2nd favorite pies?:

What is Sarah Week’s favorite and 2nd favorite pies? Cherry, and then buttermilk