The ones that did

Any length of string or ribbon would be saved. Any wrapping paper. All buttons and zippers would be removed from garments before the clothes became rags for cleaning, blocking, signaling if not turned into new garments such as children clothing or summer version of themselves. The lace works of shirts and underwear would be removed to be used again. The products of years of careful collecting will be thrown away. Colors and manufacture's quality of past clothing will be forgotten, unless miraculously inherited by a museum that will charge us the rate of half a day work to have the privilege of admiring what was once in our grand-mother chest of draws or in our great-grand-father garage.

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