Wednesday, August 29, 2007

A Simple Pleasure

Sometimes I like to do stuff simply because I know how. Take darning socks, for example. My Dad's mother taught me how when I was 11 or 12. Having survived the Great Depression, she could also darn silk stockings, but that was a skill I didn't think I'd ever need what with the availability of cheap, nylon stockings, which I was not yet wearing. Anyway, not having a darning egg, I use the handle of a particular screw driver which works just fine. There's something so satisfying about repairing something and making it useful again rather than tossing it as we are so prone to do. It took less than 5 minutes to darn holes in the toes and heels of a pair of my husband's socks. Sweet!

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