I’m wearing second hand hats
Second hand clothes
That’s why they call me
Second hand Rose
Even our piano in the parlor
Father bought for ten cents on the dollar
Second hand curls
I’m wearing second hand pearls
I never get a single thing that’s new
While folks were unwrapping new clothes this weekend, Sis and I were unwrapping a horse of a different color, so to speak.
Who needs “new”? My new spring assemble has arrived! Just what I wanted, only it was certainly a surprise. And it came in the most unexpected packaging. You see, every time we order a new shipment of ollas, they come all wrapped in clean used clothing. It is a great treat to receive the surprises we do get.
This time, there were three lovely skirts and well-made men’s shirts. The trouble is in the sizing. A little too big at XL. I plan on doing some simple alterations on the skirts to make them fit. As for the men’s shirts, here are some ideas I plan to use.
In fact, we save all the clothes because when you order an olla, we’ll recycle again and use the clothing for sending the ollas to you. It really works out well. Not only are clothes excellent packing material, you get ollas for your garden and clothes for your yourself or your family.
As you can tell, I am a real “Second Hand Rose.” What about you?
P.S. If ya’ll are waiting on the ollas, they are now in stock so order now. They sell out fast!
:: Resources ::
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