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#203720 - 12/08/11 11:20 AM muslin
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It seems very strange for me to see Marie-Antoinette wearing
a dress made of muslin. How times must change. My mother
made sheets and pillow cases to support our family's income
when I was a boy. And I remember it being very stiff, even
after washing before sale. Of course more washings made it
more pliable, but wearing it as the queen did gives me
the shivvers.
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#203723 - 12/08/11 01:06 PM Re: muslin [Re: LukeJavan8]
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Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8
... but wearing it as the queen did gives me
the shivvers.


When were you Queen, Luke? or are you still?

(Is this a cue for a rendering of "Lavender's blue, dilly, dilly ..."?)
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#203725 - 12/08/11 01:54 PM Re: muslin [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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confused
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#203730 - 12/08/11 06:22 PM Re: muslin [Re: LukeJavan8]
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"...Lavender's green
When I am King, dilly dilly
You shall be my Queen."

old english folk song
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#203732 - 12/08/11 08:40 PM Re: muslin [Re: LukeJavan8]
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I remember it being very stiff Perhaps she needed a lot of support...

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#203734 - 12/08/11 09:07 PM Re: muslin [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
LukeJavan8 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Rhubarb Commando
"...Lavender's green
When I am King, dilly dilly
You shall be my Queen."

old english folk song


Never heard it. Sorry.
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#203739 - 12/09/11 05:41 AM Re: muslin [Re: LukeJavan8]
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When I was in Russia, the hotels we stayed in had muslin sheets. They were quite pliable and very comfortable.

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#203743 - 12/09/11 02:28 PM Re: muslin [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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Originally Posted By: Rhubarb Commando
"...Lavender's green
When I am King, dilly dilly
You shall be my Queen."

old english folk song


"...Lavender's blue
When I am a Queen, dilly dilly
I'll be through with you." laugh

The silly rhymes society

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#203749 - 12/09/11 07:50 PM Re: muslin [Re: BranShea]
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Lavender's blue: wasn't that a song, many years ago?

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#203767 - 12/10/11 08:22 AM Re: muslin [Re: Jackie]
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Yes, Jackie, it was. I forget which group sang it, but it did fairly well in the charts for a week or two over here. I guess we're talking about thirty years ago, when you were jest a lil gal
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