for “Saturday-night carousers”. This according to an article written all the way back in 1895 by a man named Guy Beringer; I prefer to call him Genious! I’m always curious about how things come to be; how long did it take for this idea to catch on? What would life be like without Sunday Brunch? Would “Sunday Funday” exist? Would friends still get together on Sunday afternoons to gossip about the weekend, watch football & have a little “hair of the dog”?
All I have to say is Thank goodness we’ll never have to find out because, he was right; brunch does make life brighter.
Instead of England’s early Sunday dinner, a postchurch ordeal of heavy meats and savory pies, why not a new meal, served around noon, that starts with tea or coffee, marmalade and other breakfast fixtures before moving along to the heavier fare? By eliminating the need to get up early on Sunday, brunch would make life brighter for Saturday-night carousers. It would promote human happiness in other ways as well. Brunch is cheerful, sociable and inciting. It is talk-compelling. It puts you in a good temper, it makes you satisfied with yourself and your fellow beings, it sweeps away the worries and cobwebs of the week.
– Guy Beringer, “Brunch: A Plea,” Hunter’s Weekly, 1895
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