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 in Leslie, Michigan, and until this week his grave in Woodlawn Cemetery 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.
Jesse Lasorda, a family researcher from Lansing, started the campaign to put the marker and etching on White's grave.
You can read this interesting story at http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070615/ap_on_fe_st/odd_cream_of_wheat_man.
My thanks to Maureen Mann for telling me about this story.