Bad Butter

The moral of the story, from the April 13, 1900 Skidmore Standard:

If there is anything that will rouse the ire of a town woman it is to have butter sold to her that tastes and smells like it might have been churned before the civil war.  A small boy came into a store the other day and handed the merchant two rolls of butter saying: “Here, ma said if this was tied to the table leg it would run off with it.”  The merchant took the butter and remarked that a certain country lady – calling her by name – had brought in the butter.  The good wife of the farmer risks her reputation as a butter maker when she delivers a quantity that is poor in quality or aged.

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