In my report on the two Skaneateles gift shops, Pomodoro and Pomodoro Too, the story behind the store's name was incorrect. Original owner Betty Congel said that the word Pomodoro was not taken from a French word, but an Italian word meaning apple of gold, of which the tomato was called.
"The main stay of the Italian diet is the tomato, the staff of life, therefore, they thought of it as being gold. Pomo d'oro (apple of gold)," Congel said.
She also said that selling a story is like giving a child away, so she was very fortunate in finding a buyer such as the late Karen Foltz to carry on the values of the store and, in addition, the heart warming, smart contributions she gave to all in her orbit.