The Upper Crust

The last post did not have a saying. This one does again.

My story is short and simple. A reminder that we are still talking about the 1500s.

Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or the upper crust.

Tough life back then.

Hence the saying:

The upper crust.

The saying did also come to mean the top echelons of society.