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muslin #203720
12/08/11 04:20 PM
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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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Re: muslin [Re: LukeJavan8] #203723
12/08/11 06:06 PM
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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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Re: muslin [Re: Rhubarb Commando] #203725
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confused


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Re: muslin [Re: LukeJavan8] #203730
12/08/11 11:22 PM
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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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Re: muslin [Re: LukeJavan8] #203732
12/09/11 01:40 AM
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I remember it being very stiff Perhaps she needed a lot of support...

Re: muslin [Re: Rhubarb Commando] #203734
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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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Re: muslin [Re: LukeJavan8] #203739
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When I was in Russia, the hotels we stayed in had muslin sheets. They were quite pliable and very comfortable.

Re: muslin [Re: Rhubarb Commando] #203743
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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

Re: muslin [Re: BranShea] #203749
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Lavender's blue: wasn't that a song, many years ago?

Re: muslin [Re: Jackie] #203767
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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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