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Make Do And Mend [Oct. 7th, 2013|02:14 pm]
Tony Grist
My mother won't throw anything away if it can be salvaged- I guess it has to do with having lived through the war- and her cupboards are full of cups and glasses that have been glued back together after suffering mishap. Yesterday an already mended teapot lid flew out of my hands and broke into several more pieces than it had done before. If we'd have been at home I'd have put the shards in the bin; probably followed by the pot itself; since I'm here I went and fetched the araldite.
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2013-10-07 03:00 pm (UTC)
That sounds so much like my mother...she would glue everything together and then never use it again. When she died we spent months throwing away broken cups and plates and chipped figurines. It had a lot to do with the Great Depression mentality she grew up with.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-10-07 04:34 pm (UTC)
There's a lot to be said for their way of thinking. We're too ready to throw things away and buy new. A patched-up teapot may not look wonderful, but it still works.
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