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6 reasons why the handkerchief hasn't quite gone out of style

The handkerchief is not dead.

In fact, as presenter Eusebius Mckaiser discovered, it has some very versatile uses.

Eusebius opened the lines for CapeTalk and 702 listeners to share several dynamic functions and stories of the hanky.

Here are some interesting takes:

  • 60 year-old Fannie says he uses it to wipe wet hands and as a replacement for paper towels. He feels naked without a handkerchief, but hardly uses it to wipe his nose.
  • Dima says she inherited her handkerchief from her late mom and uses it to dry her tears when she is sad or depressed.
  • Ari and others say that a handkerchief should be given to women in need as an act of chivalry.
  • Rita recalls what she witnessed in court involving a handkerchief.

I saw a victim on the stand at court breaking down. An officer gave her a hanky. She clutched it throughout her testimony.

Rita, Caller
  • as a fashion statement
  • to clean a pair of spectacles

All in all, there are some really personal and sentimental stories involving the good ol' handkerchief.

Listen to callers share their experiences here:


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