It would seem to me that Betty from Tucson's question would be best answered by telling her that a butter box the sort of wooden box they still use to pack vegetables in at the supermarket.
Paul Jones, Saint John, New BrunswickYour Dad and my husband are polar opposites. My husband has a tendency to build what we call a "brick outhouse". That is he overbuilds everything. He puts in 5 supports when 1 will do, or a wall anchor and screw to hold up an 8 ounce picture frame. He and our son did pinewood derby cars, and his wasn't finished until 'way after the race - and not because he procrastinated. At least our son got do do his own car and so was able to race.
Jan C, Henderson, NVDear Lynn Johnston, I read the Coffee Talk comment about "Funky Winkerbean" and the new story about a same-sex couple going to prom. It reminded me of Andy Lippincott, the gay character in "Doonesbury" introduced back in 1976 and who died of AIDS in the comic strip in 1990, earning cartoonist Garry Trudeau a Pulitzer Prize nomination. When you introduced your storyline with Lawrence coming out in 1993, three years later, you were also nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. I think it's fascinating that 2 comic strip artists got Pulitzer Prize nominations for comic strips involving a very similar subject. Have you and Mr. Trudeau ever commiserated over this?
Paul S. Oro Valley, ArizonaGary and I briefly discussed the responses we had, but never talked about the Pulitzer. It didn't seem important, I guess! LJ Butter boxes were really common back in the 20s, 30s and 40s. They were wooden boxes with a lid that held a pound of butter. My grandmother had a porcelain one that was for "good" and only brought out for company.