I have been told similar tales dating from the 1940s, Lincolnshire.
Apparently it was really important to keep everything to do with
menstruation well hidden from men.
> Cloths are not the sole province of archæology - my mother, born 1915,
> used folded towelling held on with safety pins, which had to be washed
> each night and dried out of sight of the menfolk of the family.
> This in the late twenties/early thirties in the Eastwood area of
> On 12 Sep 2008, at 10:30, Trevor Ogden wrote:
>> "the cloths a woman uses during her period" (NIV Study Bible"), but
>> other than that the verse is talking about ritual uncleaness I don't
>> know what authority lies behind this. I also seem to remember a
>> reference in Shakespeare, but can't place it.
> Highly intelligent and well-informed people disagree on every political
> issue. Therefore, intelligence and knowledge are useless for making
> decisions, because if any of that stuff helped, then all the smart people
> would have the same opinions.
> So use your "gut instinct" to make voting choices. That is exactly like
> being clueless, but with the added advantage that you'll feel as if your
> random vote preserved democracy.