Thursday, January 5, 2012

Hope Chests.


In my grandmother's day they had hope chests. The idea was that a girl, through out her life should put all kinds of things in it hoping she would one day be married and could use all the things that were in it in her own home.


It was a good way to keep a girl occupied and away from playing with the boys. "Mom can I go climb trees now with my brother?"

"No dear, you have to crochet another doily today ... one day you will want a nice bedside table and you will appreciate having a doily to put on it."

Or ... "Here, your grandma died and she left you her tea cups, a table cloth AND her false teeth .... put them in your hope chest!"

One can only imagine all the fun as a young girl took her newly engaged fiance up to her room to show him the treasures in her hope chest. "Look ... I made this apron and embroidered it with my own hair!"

Of course, time moves on and things change - old ideas are simply not practical. Sometimes we do away with them completely and sometimes they morph into something more magical ....


Today girls get training bras for their "hope chests" and then if those don't work they get implants. This new method seems to be a lot more effective in securing a husband ... and that magical reveal moment is a lot more ... ummm ... magical!

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