"what will 'they' think?" she asked
"receiving a used hankie from a stranger! - why didn't you buy new, they aren't that expensive"
I am sure she had visions of bird flu or something equally as sinister.
However - rest assured I have washed mine to the 'nth' of their vintage lives...and if you don't want to use them - cut them up and make little lavender bags * or just have a pile of them tied prettily with ribbons ....there is just something about vintage hankies that comforts my soul