Lend Me a Hand

2 Sep

We have to clear the barn before we can move, so I’m tackling some of my mum’s boxes.

I found one good-sized shoe box (I think in may have help a pair of my dad’s shoes) marked  GLOVES.  There are ten gloves in there – three for the right hand and seven for the left. One of the right hand gloves is a long formal item in a sort of pinky-orange shade. Most of the other gloves are for driving – leather palm and so forth – and few seem to be real leather. None of them fit me, and none of them match any of the others. If there had been a left and a right driving glove, I could wear them; who cares if they match? But no such luck.

Beats me.

8 Responses to “Lend Me a Hand”

  1. tiggerlyss September 3, 2018 at 9:58 pm #

    Send all that stuff to Goodwill. Halloween is coming and many go there for stuff to make costumes. That orange/pink one could make a good cock’s comb.

  2. AJ September 3, 2018 at 10:27 pm #

    It’s always interesting what we keep isn’t it?🤣

    • thisendoftheswamp September 4, 2018 at 11:51 am #

      Mum was almost a hoarder. Growing up during the Depression and then living through the shortages of WWII made her save just about everything.

      • AJ September 4, 2018 at 12:47 pm #

        Yes we found that when we cleaned out my grandma’s house who lived through the same time period.

  3. Val September 6, 2018 at 3:47 pm #

    Well, non-matching they may be, but at least having all of one thing in a box is organised – sort of! If they were thin gloves you could turn one of the same-side inside out and have a pair….

    • thisendoftheswamp September 6, 2018 at 5:29 pm #

      One of the right hand gloves is a driving glove, so I can put one of the left hand gloves and have a “pair”. As long as I don’t let anybody see them it’s OK.

  4. Natalia Ord October 15, 2018 at 7:20 pm #

    I think she was expecting to find the other gloves eventually and then would know where these were to finally match them up. Speaking as a mom with a bag of single mittens and gloves–every year when going through the winter things I find several to match them with. 🙂

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