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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.

[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-10-07 04:38 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure whether there was rationing when I was a kid but the wartime mentality still existed. One didn't waste things- and especially one didn't waste food. It is, I think, a respectful way of living.

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[User Picture]From: wyrmwwd
2013-10-07 05:23 pm (UTC)
A couple of weeks ago, one of my FB friends said that Amazon delivered a box of food to their house, but there was no indication of who sent it. After a couple of hours of anxiety about it, the person decided to just throw it away.

I was beyond appalled.

Several months ago, I found a box of fresh fruits & vegetables on my doorstep, again with no indication as to who sent it.

I used every bit of it, and was very, very thankful.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-10-07 06:24 pm (UTC)
All donations gratefully received.

I'd have been a little unsettled by an anonymous gift of food but I wouldn't have thrown it away.

Edited at 2013-10-07 06:24 pm (UTC)
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