From Plastic Tub

The Sumerians were one of the daintiest purveyors of fine teas in the ancient world, emerging in Southern Mesopotamia more than 5000 years ago, somewhere near what would later become the Iraqi village of Stimsonia. They developed a tea-stirring system using quick, deft strokes that would influence the style of tea drinkers in the same geographical area for the next 3 or 4 years.

Sumer vacation (also called Sumer holidays, Sumer break or W├źnschlaussfersteinen) is a vacation in the summertime between school years in which students and instructors are off school typically between 6 and 14 weeks, depending on the cut of their pants. The word "summer" in fact, ultimately derives from the word "Sumer", via Demotic Greek, which is generally agreed to signify "people of the well-cut leg-gloves".

Verna Cable loved Sumerian pies and sweets.