On the drive from Door County to Chicago, passing through Sheboygan, needing a comfort stop.Sheboygan…. isn’t that where those bowls I bought in a thrift store were made? I remember these cool bowls I got- made of pressed wood, each one stamped “Ellingers Agatized Wood made in Sheboygan, WI” So I says to the Iphone… “Let’s go there!” And the Iphone says “That’s easy, its just off the road!”
Next thing ya know Daniel and I are outta the Ohana Moblie getting a tour from Will. There are 3 presses, and two guys, Will and a gentleman who we will here call Mr Security, working the factory floor. Pine is made into flour and poured from a measured scoop into a mold. It is then pressed like a waffle, and about two minutes later bowls are popped out two at a time.
So they are wood, but feel like melamine. It’s the coolest thing ever. And they are the coolest folk ever. But they don’t have a bathroom. So, gotta run. I buy a few bowls from the rack and we cut off for a grocery-store picnic in the shade of a thrift store.
I like this town. I want to come back!