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A friend of the Uncommonwealth, Bill Rieke, told us the backstory of his grandfather, D.D. Stewart, and we found it so interesting we decided to pay homage to one of D.D.'s businesses.

D.D. was quite the entrepreneur -- started out in the coal business in his native Pineville, then traded part of his coal biz to Kentucky Utilities for the transit system they owned in Lexington (now, the Lexington Transit Corporation). When WWII came along, D.D. heard that the Navy could use some rope, so he opened up a hemp business in Versailles and that's where this design sprang from. If you'd like to read more D.D. Stewart, here's a little to whet your appetite. 

This sturdy white, glossy ceramic mug is an essential to your cupboard. This brawny version of ceramic mugs shows its true colors with quality assurance to withstand heat in the microwave and put it through the dishwasher as many times as you like, the quality will not be altered.

• Ceramic
• Dishwasher safe
• Microwave safe
• White, glossy