Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist
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Lunching Out

We went and had lunch with our friends Martin and Margo. Three of us are over sixty; the other isn't far behind. We compared notes on aches and pains and caring for elderly relatives. 

Margo showed us a Regency bonnet she'd made. Ailz and I tried it on. It's elegant, it's simple, it has a sun-visor, somewhere to stow your hair if you wear it long and it keeps your ears warm; in fact it's eveything you could want from a piece of headgear. The early 19th century was incapable of bad design in costume, architecture, furniture, silverware, ceramics. Then along came the Victorians...
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