Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Fall 2018

The quarterly 27587 MAGAZINE is a must-read, in-you-hands publication that strives to give a deeper identity to rapidly growing Wake Forest, N.C. It highlights in-depth stories, targeting higher-income households.

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Wake Forest 27587 Magazine | Autumn 2018 25 and his wife, Gail. During Sunday services, he'll be wearing a black cassock as a verger, a position rooted in English tradition and ones he describes as "ministers of welcome" and "stage managers" for the service. „ey hail from "the original Norfolk," en- ticed here by their already relocated son to North Carolina's shores in 2006. Do they still practice any English customs? "Oh yes," he said. "Every Sunday, we have an 'English roast,' including Yorkshire pudding." Of course, some things are perhaps not as English as they might appear: the baked items at Michael's English Mu'ns in Raleigh, for one. "Did you know English Mu'ns aren't English," said the proprietor, Annabelle Comisar, whose father, Michael, once ran the legendary 5-star French restaurant „e Maisonette in Cincinnati, Ohio. Despite the nursey rhythm about the "mu'n man" who lives in Drury Lane, Samuel Bath „omas of „omas' English Mu'n fame was a Brit expat who is said to have invented in New York what he called "toaster crumpets." Comisar, a surname she said is of Russian origin, said she too has Brit friends who back up her claims. "„ey had no idea what English mu'ns were," she said. „en there's Ann Welton, a Canadian who not long ago received a gift from her daugh- ter, Lucy, who lives in Raleigh: an auto win- dow decal of a waving Queen Elizabeth II. "She is a hoot. I've been in parking lots and people are waving, and I realize they're waving at the queen," said Welton, who just happens to be president of the Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce. Still, Canada remains a British common- wealth, and Welton noted that her grandfa- ther was engaged in the British Army along- side the fabled Lawrence of Arabia. Back at the Crawford-Simmons house- hold, daughter Clara has just turned 3 years old, meaning she has spent a third of her life in America already. "She has lost her accent," Dana Crawford said of her daughter. "She was like a duck to water," said James Simmons, Clara's dad. And that endearing British lingo is slip- ping away as well. "She'll say 'clean up' instead of 'tidy up,'" Crawford said. "She'll say 'put it in the trash' instead of 'in the bin.'" PHILIP M. READ Ann Welton, president of the Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce and an avowed Anglophile, with her rear-seat passenger, a waving Queen Elizabeth II, window decal version. "I think we need more humor in our lives," she said.

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