Best of the Lazy Susans... Er... The Busy Susans!
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Where's the Lazy Susan in this pic? Why it's the whole kitchen island. Head below for more info. Lately "Lazy Susans" have been popping up in my life with people asking about them, and me needing to do more research on them. It's a trend. So let's begin. Lazy Susan evolved as a common term in the late 19th century - around the time of the "dumbwaiter" - as new devices emerged which seemed to replace the work of servants. How the word "Susan" came to substitute for "servant" is a mystery, and sometimes attributed to one of the two Thomas's daughters, Jefferson and Edison, but historians have never confirmed this. In short, we don't know who Susan was, but we do know that our readers take umbrage with the term and would prefer it to be called a BUSY SUSAN. Read on... READ MORE »