Friday, January 4, 2013

Time Marches On

 To finish up the social history embedded in that Word packing list file from which I’ve never deleted anything  (Packing Archeology, Dec 2012):  We can cross off  the sand toys. Nobody in the family young enough for that any more. I should also delete slips, though the word does bring back memories.  I remember standing there and ironing rayon slips.   At least there doesn’t seem any need to pack petticoats.  If I remember right they didn’t last much beyond the ‘50s.
           Today the list contains items that weren’t even invented when it started.  Don’t forget, it says, to take: cell phone, charger, and       talk about signs of the times –
           hearing aid batteries, meds, folding cane, handicap parking sticker.
            Don't know if you're old enough to remember this, but  --                                 Time Marches On.


  1. Even at Edward's and my ages (he's 63.5, I'm 57), the byword in packing for vacations is this: "Clothes are easy. Pills are hard."

  2. No, no! The petticoat is not dead! I personally own and wear half a dozen of them (one at a time, of course). Or perhaps they are what you would call half-slips? They're very hard to come by, but a good one will last forever.
    Before I went to Canada, Mom sacrificed a couple of elderly nightgowns and made me a couple of warm flannel petticoats, which I later wore to shreds at the castle.