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OUTBURSTS OF EVERETT TRUE
o o ' '
DIARY OF FATHER TIME
' When you hear a woman say, as
' they frequently do when you want to
take her to an "outing" or a "party,"
that she hasn't got a thing to wear,
do you think that she is saying some
thing newor that she is the only one
who ever said it.
Even among the royalty of long
ago, some of the women -folk had a
'habit of spending all their pin money
on everything imaginable and when
an occasion arose on which new
0uds were required, they announced
the fact that they had nothing to
In 1506, four hundred years ago,
I remember, Catherine of Aragon had
used up all her spare cash and was
in such desperate straits, as far as
clothes were concerned, that she
wrote to her father, King Ferdinand
V of Spain as follows:
"About my own person I have
nothing f6r chemises; where by your
Highness's lief I have now sold some
bracelets 'to get a black velvet dress,
for I was all but naked,"