" Archeologists discovered small onions in the eye sockets in the mummy of King Ramses IV who died in 1160 BCE. To the Egyptians, the onion, with its concentric layers, represented eternal life and was buried with each of their Pharoahs"
— Vegetarians in Paradise
and sometimes you weep.
~ Arabian Proverb
and is the only one that represents the essence of things.
It can be said to have a soul."
Charles Dudley Warner, 'My Summer in a Garden' (1871)
A Yankee Magazine article on the Wethersfield red onion:
"In those days, you could smell Wethersfield before you could see it. Outsiders dubbed the Connecticut village "Oniontown," with a crosshatch of affection and derision, for this was home of the world-famous Wethersfield red onion, and its pungent scent stung the air. "