Perspective: Kansas City No Longer Desperate For Pembroke Hill Hand-Me-Downs
Here's a bit of Kansas City tradition that will hopefully change once we challenge old school preconceptions that no longer represent reality.
NBC Action News: Deal shoppers lined up learly for the Clothesline Sale at Pembroke Hill School. This is the 62nd year for the annual garage sale that raises money for scholarships.
Long ago this USED TO BE a big deal because the Pembroke Hill 1% had access to better quality clothes than the rest of us could afford . . . Even second hand, their stuff held up ... Long, long ago. Better quality fabric, much better workmanship y todo más.
Now . . .
EVERYONE'S CLOTHES ARE MADE IN CHINA OR INDIA AND THEY'RE ALL PRETTY MUCH WORTHLESS AFTER ABOUT A YEAR!!!
So, the best a consumer can hope for is that some really old school denizen of this sale donated something that might qualify as vintage . . . But for the most part . . . International trade and global disposable culture have made this tradition pretty much a waste of time and yet another empty gesture to Kansas City's rapidly disappearing middle-class.
More in a bit . . .