Everyday, it’s the same routine. I get to school, and pull a kleenex out of a box, and shove it in my pocket. I carry it around all day, discarding it at the end of the day. I have a perpetual runny nose. I’m allergic to molds and since the ceiling of my school has huge water rings and collapsed tiles, I can only imagine the horror that must be growing up there. I started thinking the other day about all those kleenex and what a waste it was. Then I remembered something. Guess what I had hidden away in my fabric stash??? Vintage handkerchiefs. Lots of them. So, I pulled them out, laundered them, and even pressed them. I feel so prim and proper. But just look at how pretty they are. It is much more pleasant to dab one’s nose with these. Really, they are so soft, makes having a runny nose, almost enjoyable. I may even go crazy and wash them with a little linen water, so that I smell like lilacs. It’s official, I am an old lady.