Yoga is in my future. A few mornings ago, I was trying to get in my union suit and lost my footing and practically ran head first into an old library table. Not. Flexible. Anymore.
A delicious image of you, forgive me, rurritable. I have had some similar sock moments myself.
Tried to touch my toes this morning with no success whatever,Only then did I see your shame-making resolution. Well if youcan do it then so can I. That will become my morning mantra.
T W, I didn't say I could actually manage it! Now there's a challenge for me too.
rurritable, what exactly is a 'union suit'? An old friend of mine has his 'court and social suit' which unfortunately is less social, more magistrates' court.
Rose: It's a set of long thermal underwear in a single piece. It buttons down the front from the neck to the crotch, and it opens on the back in the event you've got to hit the jakes. I'm not clear whether its name refers to it's being standard Federal Army issue during the US Civil War or simply because the trousers and shirt are contiguous.Under the best of circumstances, it's not easy to get into or out of. The sole reason to wear them is they trap body heat better than just about anything else.Both aesthetically and materially, it should function quite well as a form of birth control, but census records of the late nineteenth century seem to indicate otherwise.I guess people had a lot more grim resolve in those days.
Rose: As usual, the origin of the name is counterintuitive. The photographs with this entry demonstrate conclusively the properties of the item which ought to contribute to abstinence:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_suit
Ah, now I get you! It's terrific where this blog takes us. It's a quaint image, it must be said, and I wonder how many of your compatriots, or mine for that matter, still wear this garment? Sorry to be intimate, but is it made of white wool gone a little yellow with the years with rubber buttons? We used to wear woollen liberty bodices made by Chilprufe which I have fond memories of. The men wore 'long coms' - combinations.
ah, thanks rurritable. I saw your link to this garment with comedy topnotes after I wrote the above.