Flipping Your Mattress

My friends Ed and Evelyn were visiting friends in Connecticut, or the Nutmeg State, as Ed put it.

Such an apt name for the place of my birth, was my instant reply.

Connecticut sears through my blood whether I like it or not.  Pearls, seersucker and miniature golf live within me.

I found myself saying to someone who had no idea what I was talking about… a great thing about buying a new bed, is you don’t need to flip the mattress for a while.


Where I come from, this is normal practice when the seasons change.  Not only do you wash everything in bleach as if there’s a cholera epidemic, but you turn your Posturepedic over like a steak.

Last time I engaged a man I knew to help me initially thinking it was foreplay…code for, let’s fool around…first I’ll flip the mattress then I’ll flip you.

It wasn’t.  My Connecticut was showing not unlike a slip peaking below my hem reminding me along with everyone else, where I hail from.

I still don’t wear white after Labor Day even in the privacy of my own home.  I mean, what if word got out, how could I show my face at a country club again?

Thank you notes are right up there with cook-outs, arriving on time and always returning the engagement ring.

And I would never show cleavage, even if I had it, before 5.

After hearing Ed and Ev were over the state line I got a little giddy and perhaps a tad carried away donning my vintage gingham skirt, pleated Chanel blouse and Ferragamo pumps with the pilgrim’s buckle that make me feel like an explorer on her way to brunch.

Hope my friends had as good a time actually there, as I did, in woozy reverie.


About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Amazon.com. Thanks.
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18 Responses to Flipping Your Mattress

  1. micklively says:

    Entertaining, as ever, and interesting: how much do you think your views on Connecticut have changed, since you’ve been a New York immigrant? I ask because it reminds me of my time in Singapore; seeing the West through Eastern eyes; and how my attitudes had changed whilst I was living there.

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  2. Isn’t it amazing how those roots tug at us when we begin to remember where we came from? I loved this, brought back many, many of my own memories from the great state of PA…. Even living in CA for almost 30 years and living down south now, I never wear light colors after Labor Day, it’s just not right… even winter white is a no no to me! DAF


  3. I love winter white. I must be Connecticut trailer park trash!

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    • Frankly, I like it too, I just can’t comfortably wear it. My ex wore white chinos all year round. It was the closest thing to me retaliating. He did look like the Good Humor man but…hey..he was Dutch and rode a Schwinn.


  4. I don’t wear white as a rule, but that’s only because I think people would see me as an ice cream man Then I’d feel obligated to buy an ice cream truck.

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  5. skinnyuz2b says:

    Susannah, the need to flip the mattress is what keeps me from getting a pillow-top. Rotating is fine, and I do it too, but flipping is a necessity.

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