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From: "Vee L. Housman" <>
Subject: Re: [FOLKS] Inside-out Underwear
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2005 23:47:11 -0500
References: <000d01c51e0e$9450b5e0$ce643118@toshibauser> <001701c51e17$f3a36520$6bf00244@lesliepfacv01n>
Leslie just said,
> Vee, the odd part about your writing this particular message is that I
> have an elderly sister-in-law who *has* to wear her panties inside out.
> She is allergic to the threads that are used in the seams. So, hey, if you
> want to wear them inside out... I say, "Go for it!"
Hey I might actually do that! (gasp!)
> BTW, I also have the compulsion that every pair of panties has to be
> folded right side out. Someone can see the dust in my house, but Heaven
> forbid that someone might find my underwear inside out! <G> I also have
> a compulsion about folding the pillowcases and the towels "correctly". I
> grew up in a home where this was stressed; and, old habits die hard.
I know, I feel the same way but when you mentioned folding pillowcases, I
have a feeling that we may have come from the same "school." My mother
always taught me to first fold the pillowcase in half crosswise and then
crosswise again. And from there I was to fold them into thirds so that the
hem edge of the middle of the pillowcase was face up. The reason for that
was that just about every pillowcase was elaborately embroidered or had
fancy handwork on it in the middle of the hem edge of the pillowcase. With
the middle showing face up, you were able to keep the pair of pillow cases
together and in addition you could pick out just which pillowcases you
wanted to use the next time you changed the bed linen.
Any other folding of a pillowcase now would be almost sacrilegious to me!