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Re: OT throw away society


Andrea,
I guess I'm in the middle too, but in a sort of different way.  I don't have
the patience or interest to go to garage sales, so I usually by new.  But I
always keep an eye out for bargains. And I usually use things until they
die, but if not I have a garage sale.  Some of my towels are getting too
thin so I'll donate them to an animal shelter.
My preference is to buy a new relatively inexpensive car, take care of it
and drive it as long as possible.  I don't have anyone to do minor repairs
and I can't afford to be without a car, so I don't want to buy someone
else's problems.

Kitty
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Andrea H" <hodgesaa@islc.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, November 15, 2003 9:30 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT throw away society


> Well I certainly understand the concept of making things last. And I can
> understand re-using the "usable" parts of something. I guess the point I'm
> trying to make is that if you want to make a change and buy something new
> and pretty, you shouldn't be made to feel guilty about it.
>
> I'm know my Granny reuses things and sews things together (or she used to)
> make them go farther. She would have been in the poor-house long ago if
not.
>
> I guess I'm somewhere in the middle. I have a friend who buys everything
> new, new, new, no matter what. She told me a couple of years ago that she
> wanted to get a truck for us to tootle around in to the gardening shops,
or
> what we refer to as "a beater"  Her idea of a beater was a 2002 Ford
ranger
> with no power windows and a standard transmission. I had to laugh, and
still
> do about that. Now I borrow it when I need to go out of town because my
old
> Jeep is about on its last legs. But by God it has lasted since 1991 and
it's
> still going.
>
> A
>
> Andrea H
> Beaufort, SC
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Friday, November 14, 2003 8:49 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT throw away society
>
>
> > Andrea,
> > It wasn't until I left home that I had a REAL bathmat. My grandmother
> > came from the poverty of Ireland and then lived through the depression
> > here. When towels became threadbare from always washing with bleach, she
> > quilted several together to make a bathmat. Sheets were another matter.
> > When they got too thin in the middle she cut the middle out and sewed
> > the 'good' parts together for 'new' sheets.
> >
> > They don't make 'em like her anymore!
> > Kitty
> > > Godi-I hear ya on the appliances, everything that costs over $50
should
> last
> > > a long time as far as I'm concerned. LOL! I do have to say though, I
> draw
> > > the line at my mother trying to make me feel guilty for spending money
> on a
> > > new shower curtain when hers has 'lasted 13 years." I thought to
myself,
> > > eeewwww! (Although she does make sure she throws it in the washer with
> > > bleach!) LOL again!
> > >
> > > A
> > >
> > > Andrea H
> > > Beaufort, SC
> > >
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: <Godigarden@cs.com>
> > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 2003 5:19 PM
> > > Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT throw away society
> > >
> > >
> > > > Kitty,
> > > > I hear you loud and clear. I'm so fed up with being told that
> practically
> > > > anything that's more than two year old is really OLD and not worth
> > > keeping. I
> > > > have gone through the same problems as you. IMO an appliance or
other
> > > major
> > > > purchase should last a long time when you consider the price. The
> other
> > > thing is
> > > > that so many companies are in chapter 11 so you are stuck.
> > > > Godi zone 7
> > > > Mt. Vernon VA
> > > >
> > >
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