Today I continue my quest in creating and posting one block a day of the fabulous That Town And Country Quilt by the lovely Susan Claire. This is day one hundred and seventy-five of that project.
Here are two beautiful trees although mismatched as they are.
When I first saw these trees I thought of the expression “Mutt and Jeff”. I have always thought of that term as describing two very different partners in looks and disposition.
I decided to do a little research on the pair and what I found out surprised me.
Mutt and Jeff came from the first successful daily comic strip which debuted in 1907 about 2 mismatched tinhorns. Mutt was characterized as a tall, meek and henpecked man. Jeff was a short, heavier asylum inmate.
Now, Good Cop/Bad Cop is called Mutt and Jeff interrogation techniques. With “Mutt” offering a sympathetic compassionate ear and an escape from the more aggressive “mad dog” “Jeff”.
I learned something today and I’ll bet you did too.