I do love finding out historical facts regarding all sorts of random things ~ it’s so much fun to know stuff like this, so I have here a post about the history of the handerkerchief by Lauren of Bobby Pin Blog.
"Historians credit Marie Antoinette with the invention of the pocket handkerchief. She was so broken up at leaving her home in Austria that she cried all the way to France and wiped her eyes with bits of lace torn from her dress and lingerie. Anticipating future tears, she made it a point always to have a piece of lace tucked in a pocket of her dress. This, say the historians, was how handkerchiefs were born."
That is such a cute and beautiful story. I would not expect anything less from a 1940s women's magazine. The romance that surrounded writing for women of the time is priceless, but it is of course a load of you-know-what….