Handkerchiefs

I have finally converted to hankies (see the two I bought at the thrift store last weekend above). My dad has carried hankies as long as I’ve known him, and I personally see nothing odd about it. It’s old-fashioned, economical, and almost romantic somehow (well, if you picture fancy ladies dabbing at their eyes with them instead of the reality of a dame like me blowing my nose into them). But there’ a remarkably strong movement against them! The comments posted to a story on TreeHugger titled “A Person Can Develop a Bad, Bad Cold” are alternately hilarious, disgusting, and over the top, but they sum up the reactions to the tissues vs hankies fracas.

— Amanda

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