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RE: OT throw away society


Amen to that!

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Lynda Young" <lyoung@grindertaber.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Mon, 17 Nov 2003 07:40:47 -0600

>Kitty - Thank you!  I never thought of donating old towels in that way,
>but it's a wonderful idea.  I'll call my vet today.
>
>Lynda
>Zone 7 - West TN
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
>Behalf Of Kitty
>Sent: Saturday, November 15, 2003 10:03 AM
>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Subject: Re: [CHAT] 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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Kemp TX/zone 8A



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