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- Rubinstein & Dotty | Note Card
Rubinstein & Dotty | Note Card
- Card is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and blank inside.
- There is a little story on the back, which you can read below.
It is no secret that goat cheese is one of the world's great treasures. These goats think so, and so does your friend Teddy Lu, a person so fine he's also absolutely-no doubt-about-it-can't-argue-that one of the world's other great treasures. So this much is clear: you need to let Teddy Lu know that you know him to be absolutely-no doubt-about-it-can't-argue-that one of the world's other great treasures, because he might not know it otherwise, and that would be a darned shame. He'd like to get this card, whether in the mail or just slipped into his hand in person, at some unexpected time, like tomorrow afternoon at 3:26 p.m. Yup. He would. Just think how it would brighten his heart.
Other Things You Might Like to Know: The original artwork is gouache and graphite | © 2017 Melinda Nettles | Designed and printed in Oregon, USA | Paper by Neenah and envelopes by Mohawk are minimum 30% Post-consumer recycled content and FSC® Certified
The Back Story:
Rubinstein & Dotty were reliable goats. Never tardy. Never too much fuss. So imagine Farmer Winnifred St. John’s surprise when the pair confronted her, bleating and cross, one spring evening as she exited the warm hen-house, readied her milking pail, and adjusted her brightly-colored kerchief. What could be the matter, wondered this venerated craftswoman, this reigning queen in the eyes and souls of cheese-lovers the world over?* What ever could be amiss in her glowing world of precious goat’s milk delicacies - aged and fresh, crusted in herbs, rolled in flowers, accompanied by the finest small toasts and preserves of figs and sour cherries? Foxes along the boundary fence? Land developers in the back paddock? Ill-prepared urbanites once more stuck in the mud along the creek-bed? She soon discovered the source of the trouble, as Dotty, rightly concerned about her reputation, moved aside to reveal the unflattering photo of herself on the cover of the newest Cheesemaker’s Review, on which she had forcefully planted her front hoofs. (Clearly, Dotty and Rubinstein had been watching for the mail truck and intercepted the publication upon its arrival.) Heavens, the photographers had not even brought along a stylist, leaving Dotty looking unacceptably unkempt. It Would Not Do.
*Ever So Important Note: And really now, who would have thunk it back in the day, when Winnie was in her punk-rock phase? Back then, her idea of sophisticated dining was a packet of cheeze-puffs and... Oh golly, don't tell anyone, but from time to time the queen of fancy cheeses has to this day been known to sidle into the corner gas station, incognito in a cap and sunglasses like a Hollywood movie star evading the paparazzi, get herself a packet of those artificially-orange crunchy treats and scarf them down, all slunk down behind the dashboard of the farm truck and joyous as a teenager, when she thinks no one is watching... Ah, well, I guess it's important so stay connected with one's culinary roots.