I am trying again but now am having trouble keeping a post on line - and I have forgotten how to retrieve. But here goes - I'll try again. Almost a century - heaven forbid that I should live another ten years that make that true. But if I look back to my school years everything has changed. Friend M called yesterday - she had been helping at her church sale at the weekend. Jumble sale? No way - don't have those any more.
I suppose in a way Charity Shops have replaced them. I have been reading Barbara Pym - read her many years ago and all I can cope with at the moment. The way Lady M sent her last years 'cast offs' and the way the church 'elite' looked through them to see which they could buy and adapt for next year. None of that any more - seems this years sale had hand-knitted Christmas tree ornaments which sold like hot cakes.
As we agreed clothes aren't made to last any more;girls watch television, read the fashion pages and buy the up to date stuff and wear it to death.
I look in my wardrobe and see a coat I have had at least fifteen years (and still wear).