Meat and Potato Men

I’m referring to an old-fashioned type of male you don’t see so much anymore.

The man who steps up, no matter what.

The fella who faces the bully, chases the bad guy, who runs into the burning building to save the cat.

He never forgets to call his mom, check the oil, or send flowers on your birthday.

Men who were taught to be men, as part of their heritage.

The kind that come with broad shoulders you can lean on, but still gets misty when his 10 year-old son hits a homer in Little League.

Firefighters, policemen and soldiers fall into that category, the roll up your sleeves type who aren’t afraid to get a little dirty.

Of course there’s also the ‘did well’ politician who doesn’t forget where his roots are, or the one who, despite an impressive lineage, has your back.

If you’re lucky enough to find one of these men, hold onto him, and hopefully, and more than likely, he’ll be a lover of good food, books, old films and a patriot to boot.

He’ll tell you he loves you even at your worse, as he tousles your head and kisses your nose, on his way to help a friend.

Too bad there wasn’t a number you could call to order one, like a good pizza.

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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 Thanks.
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47 Responses to Meat and Potato Men

  1. skinnyuz2b says:

    I like that phrase, Susannah, meat and potatoes man. My father (still going strong at 93) and Pookie are both meat and potatoey. Actually there are a lot of them around the Adirondacks.

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  2. Dale says:

    They are a rare breed, indeed!


  3. That’s a tall order! I’ll bet if a man ordered a girl pizza, he’d like her a bit saucy. I don’t think he’d want her cheesy, though.

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  4. Vasca says:

    Susannah, you know what I’m gonna’ write so here it is. Michael is one of those 100% described/ God gifted me one of those rare breeds; I hung onto him for almost 68 years. I still feel his strong, broad shoulders and the way he tweaked me from behind. Those men are worth more than their weight in gold. You more than made my day with this. Hugs ‘n Love, my friend. Mmm…

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  5. Great description, Susannah. I wish we had more at the Federal level.

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  6. kingmidget says:

    Can you be a meat and potatoes man if you can’t fix things with duct tape and a hammer? Asking for a friend.

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  7. danagalka says:

    Blessed to have been with the same man for 35 years! He is kind, giving and will do anything for anyone. He is also stubborn, opinionated and way to serious for his own good. You cant take one or the other, so you love the good and ignore the bad.

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  8. I do not eat meat…though I still aspire to the “meat and potatoes” ideal. I wish your (in the words of John Lewis) some “good trouble.”

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  9. I do miss John Lewis. I always had enormous respect for him and Elijah Cummings both. They were so outspoken and principled. Good post. 🙂

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