Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Tissues vs Handkerchiefs

I subscribe to these daily emails from Ideal Bite, a website that promotes itself as a 'sassier shade of green'! They do have some useful information, like the blog I had about phone books!
Today's daily tip had to do with using Recycled Facial Tissues.
I read through the information and thought it was quite useful.

However, I also realized that there is a better way!

I have been using cotton hankies for a number of months now. When I ran out of tissues, I just stopped buying more! It does take some getting use to, but I have been using men's handkerchiefs, which are bigger and can take more blows!

I also thought about the cost. My sister sells hankies in her Etsy shop 2 for $5.00! Now, given that on the Ideal bite, one box of recycled tissues was $4.00 for 96 tissues, buying one hankie for $5.00 is a deal! After all, trees are saved, and that cotton hankie will last a lot longer than one box of tissues!

Now, if you are a handy person, you can make your own hankies from cotton fabric! Go, get stitching folks! Save a tree!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Skullbone, Tennessee!

There are many unusual town names here in Tennessee; I just heard about this one!
Skullbone, Tennessee.
This is a photo of the side of the general store in Skullbone.
Skullbone, which doesn't appear on some maps now, was the site of long-ago fist-fighting competitions in which bare-knuckle boxers could only deliver blows to their opponents' heads. It was called "skullbone" fighting, and the name stuck to this unincorporated hamlet.

The sign was placed by the locals for all the tourist that comes through. Back in the day people would come in from everywhere to fist fight.