Aunt Mary's Toilet Paper Collection
Mary Elizabeth Blood, was born February 8, 1917, in Kansas.
Although Aunt Mary worked for awhile as a schoolteacher, her first love was traveling — world traveling. She became a radio operator and worked at several airlines during her lifetime. One of the benefits she enjoyed as an airline employee was the opportunity to fly anywhere at no cost. This allowed her to travel all over the world and she did so every chance she got.
Somewhere along the way she decided to start collecting toilet paper. At first the papers were neatly labeled in her dainty handwriting, but eventually the collection was neglected, resulting in sheets that are unlabeled. Even so, I find, as she did, that the collection shows that much in the world is unique, even something as mundane as toilet paper.
When she finally retired from Braniff Airlines, she moved to Salzburg, Austria. She chose Salzburg as her retirement city because she said it was the nicest city she had ever visited. And she had been to many in her extensive travels.
Any notations on the sheets would most likely have been hers.
She died of cancer on March 18, 1994, in Seattle, Washington at the age of 77.
note: Mary is not our aunt, but the dear aunt of the contributor.
Three Envelopes full