- She always carries a handkerchief.
- She never smokes on the street.
- She would never use a swear word (“Even if her hair was on fire.”)
Which is very funny coming from a woman who, 1. Taught the neighborhood children five ways to say “Asshole” in French, 2. Once got kicked out of a bank for smoking in the safety deposit vault (“What? This isn’t a gas station, asshole.”) 3. Told me to blow my six-year-old nose into a map of Tennessee the day I had a cold and there wasn’t a tissue to be found in the car. (Johnson City: I sincerely apologize.)
As you can imagine, I have been fond of handkerchiefs ever since.
|Project and Image courtesy of Tif Fussell|
Mostly I like to collect the fancy ones that look like they were never used, but recently, after becoming a fan of Dottie Angel, I have developed a soft spot for bright white hankies with delicate details. I keep saying that one of these days I’ll get around to making one of her glorious projects, like these curtains, but sadly it has yet to happen. One day I’ll do something great with my hankies, but in the meantime, I’m giving away a ready surplus to one special person….
This Goody Bag Giveaway includes
This week’s Goody Bag Giveaways are open to anyone, anywhere, no “following” necessary. To enter, leave a comment answering the question below. No more than one comment, per person, per post, please. Be sure your email address is included in the comment or via online profile. All Goody Bag winners will be announced 8am CST Monday, September 26, 2011
Example: “Ladies always cross their feet at the ankle”…“Ladies never order a drink in public”… “A lady is always the first to say thank you.”Note: I’m not asking or suggesting anyone follow these maxims, I just think they make for *interesting* discussion!