The new movie The Butler provides a fictional account of a butler who served eight Presidents. I just happened to unwrap a "silent butler" in the shop today. Now I would gladly have a noisy butler...he could talk all the time for all I care if you know what I mean!
Many are aluminum...I like the tole ones...there are ones that look like books...of course, I would like those...
But, next time you see one of these little contraptions, think of the days when the lady of the house would carefully scrape the crumbs or dump the ashes into the decorative box. Sometimes it just takes a little tin box to remind us of how society has changed in such a short time.
All our words are but crumbs that fall down from the feast of the mind. ~Khalil Gibran