Has Goldie Hawn Made Me A Handkerchief Convert?

Has Goldie Hawn Made Me A Handkerchief Convert?

Sarah Rae Smith
Jan 28, 2011

Saying I've been a little under the weather lately might be the understatement of the year. I have felt more like Goldie Hawn in the movie Overboard. I wish that statement referred to the sexy swimsuit scenes on the yacht, but I'm more hinting at the later comatose state when she keeps repeating, "buh buh buh buh buh buh."

Although I'm still feeling icky, I can definitely tell I'm on the road to recovery. How? I still have a cough, sneezes that would blow your house down (sticks, straw or brick!) and all the other icky signs, but this morning I came downstairs and looked at my sad (and unquestionably large) pile of tissues on the kitchen table and said, "Wow, I'm so not eco-friendly right now."

These all natural unbleached handkerchiefs are flannel. Too soft perhaps?

So I must be feeling a little better if I'm able to criticize myself for my environmental practices instead of running for the bathroom! To help better prepare myself for the next round of whatever plague happens to be striking the country next, I should probably enlist a few handkerchiefs into my arsenal.

Although my grandfather always carried one, I was never really into the idea of carrying around a pocket snot rag. Something always icked me out about it, but then I realized that 3 of the 4 hooded sweatshirts I've worn over the last several days all had tissues in the pockets! So apparently it's not the idea of keeping snot in my pocket that I'm against, it's washing and reusing that seems to be holding back — or maybe they just seem to scratchy.

This Etsy seller makes mini monsters to be used as on the go handmade "tissues."

For those who are already handkerchief converts, how many do you find meet your household needs? Do you still secretly have a stash of tissues for when the plague hits your home and renders you all unable to function? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

*Note: If you don't know the Overboard reference in the opening, make sure you check out this clip over at You Tube... it will explain everything!

(Image: MGM Studios, Flickr members Dandeluca, and storebukkebruse licensed for use by Creative Commons, Etsy seller Frankandme)

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