(Pictures are of Rainbow Springs, Dunnellon, FL. The spring issues 400-600 million gallons a day of some of the purest water on earth, forming the Rainbow river)
I read the headlines, “Duchess wears the same gown for the third time!”
Something doesn’t compute, do some folk have throw away mega bucks clothes? Clothes aren’t supposed to be worn more than once? How big are these closets if they only wear stuff one time?
Being a very cheap cheapskate, I wear clothes out, I thought you were supposed to, even if you are rich. Well I for one am proud of this lady, the Duchess. Bless her heart! Having the nerve to wear it the third time.
I was raised conservative. Mama turned worn collars over and sewed them back in place. Shoes were always resoled. It was common for shirts to be made from feed sacks. New cloth was precious. Patterns were in a box and reused. Quilts were made from scraps and rags.
Never a button was thrown away, never a working zipper trashed. Leather shoes were forever until a hole was in the toe or sides, then the shoe was cut up for other uses.
Waste is not a sign of affluence, it is a sign of arrogance and ignorance. Anyone who judges a person’s worth by their clothes is very shallow and ignorant of REAL people. They are following rules and guidelines set by someone who cannot afford the thread used in a million dollar dress (is there such a dress? )
I hear at times a person will wear a gown once then donate or sell it for an extravagant price, how much conceit is in this world? Now I‘ll admit my thinking is from a viewpoint that is from a different world than the one of the ultra rich and famous. But waste to me is still relevant, whether I waste $10 or a Billionaire wastes thousands.
Society and the ones who ‘set’ standards are responsible for snobbery. How nice to see a duchess who is not afraid to buck the system.
I think I have always admired the person who bucked the system, a renegade or a free thinking person. One not bound by fads. Funny thing I think I see several of those folks here as bloggers including some who only comment.
I always liked Robert Frost (methinks) who said, “And I chose the road less traveled by, and that made all the difference.”
I had a friend who said to me, “YOU chose the road less traveled by…….. but then, you got lost!” He probably had something there.
Thanks for stopping by the log.
Clothes have never make the person, but the real man or woman can make the cheapest clothes look good (every time they are worn).
Just checked the oil before taking Mrs. Claus for a spin.