Life and Other Funny Things

Guess it runs in the family

If I had any doubt before, I now know for sure that my Mom and her Mom are most definitely related.

My dearest Grandmother sent my mom handkerchiefs. I’m not exactly sure what you do with a handkerchief. When I blow my nose in a tissue I promptly throw it away. I do not keep it for all the snot to spread on the inside of my pocket so that when someone reaches inside they’ll have a nice little surprise (actually not a bad way to stop people from taking my car keys). Apparently they’re eco-friendly so that’s good.

But that’s beside the point. Guess how many there are? 12. It’s a pack of 12.

Handkerchiefs

Different colors, she says, because God forbid we use the same color twice in a row. What would people say?!

Someday, when I have a kid, I’ll get her a pack of 12 of something that she absolutely needs but doesn’t ever want. Then she’ll do the same for her kid, and so on.

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17 thoughts on “Guess it runs in the family

  1. I found some embroidered white handkerchiefs at the dollar general the other day… I was with my grandmother who said, “What are those?” Did I mention that my grandmother grew up in a poor family on a farm in South Carolina? That might explain what she said…

  2. My dad is a hankie kind of guy (I don’t think that’s a good thing), but men’s hankies are boring. Women’s hankies are usually so much nicer. I don’t know if ladies used to blow their noses into them, but they used to come in handy when a lady needed something to drop and get a gentleman’s attention.

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