Cream of Wheat man gets his tombstone

Creamofwheat Some long-overdue packaging news this morning. The Associated Press reports: “A man widely believed to be the model for the smiling chef on Cream of Wheat boxes finally has a grave marker bearing his name. Frank L. White died in 1938, and until this week, his grave in Woodlawn Cemetery [in Leslie, Mich.] bore only a tiny concrete marker with no name. On Wednesday, a granite gravestone was placed at his burial site. It bears his name and an etching taken from the man depicted on the Cream of Wheat box.” Read more about the Cream of Wheat man in this article, which features a remarkably racist old Cream of Wheat ad.

—Posted by Tim Nudd