Every Girl Needs A Butter Dish

I got a call from Mimi from Washington in a state of panic.  For those of you who may not know, she was my most beloved 89 year-old neighbor who moved a week ago.  She realized she left food in her freezer calling to ask to please go get it.

I found all kinds of things she forgot to toss out: salad dressing, olives, jam and butter, still neatly packed in her Pyrex butter dish.

I then had an idea.

I took it home, washed and packed it in bubble wrap, sending it off in the afternoon mail with this note.

Dear Mimi,

When I was emptying out your fridge, I heard a little voice cry out, “Help, help…she forgot me.” Before the little guy flipped his lid, I flipped it, cleaned him up and sent him straight on to you.

After all, every girl needs a butter dish.

I miss you so much.

Love, Susannah    




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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10 Responses to Every Girl Needs A Butter Dish

  1. micklively says:

    Even in these days of soft-from-the-fridge spreads, I think you’re quite right. Mimi will be well chuffed to receive your package. It is reassuring to know that the butter dish is safe in the pantry, waiting for that high tea occasion. Imagine putting a plastic container before the croquet club or the girls from tennis! My toes simply curl at the thought.

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  2. skinnyuz2b says:

    Susannah, I’m sure Mimi will be delighted. I bet she missed it.
    My Pookie uses a tub of soft butter, but the rest of us use room temperature stick butter from a butter dish.

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  3. I hope she’s settling in. She sounds like the kind of lady who will make fast friends wherever she goes, with or without butter!

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    • I just spoke to her and she lectured me about not eating enough. Made me laugh. She sounds okay. Like I told her, the worst part is over, she made it there. It’s that in-between that’s so scary.


  4. Butter dishes are gems, that for some reason, are not easy to find these days.
    I’m glad Mimi is getting to see D.C. before Trump comes to town and turns it into one big gaudy chandelier.

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    • I was just thinking that, all one has to do is look at what he did to the old, classy Plaza Hotel, you know, where Eloise lived, to get a glimpse what we’re in for. Maybe there’s still hope sanity, on election day, will prevail.


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