I've been clearing out some old shelves and under the dust and rubbish, came across these old newspapers from December 1969. That was the year before the bloke and I were married.
Not so long ago..... really..... it doesn't feel like a long time ago.
Why then has everything changed so very much?
I mean, there were 3 large ads for boxed hankies in one paper.
Did women long for boxed hankies for Christmas, hoping hubby or the kids would buy some?
Did noses run copiously back then?
Was a handkerchief considered an essential fashion item?
It was the "Swinging 60's" for goodness sake.
People were having love ins, going to rock concerts, growing their hair long, taking illicit drugs and wearing floral bell bottom trousers (see pic).
Why then were boxed hankies important enough to warrant all this advertising?