People: Shopper for Essentials

Shopper for Essentials

Queen Wilhelmina of The Netherlands, visiting her daughter, Princess Juliana, went shopping in little Lee, Mass. "Good morning, Queen," said the drugstore man. The ruler from the land where people scrub their homes with soap & water bought a sponge. "I am old-fashioned," she explained. "Everybody else uses a washcloth, but I like a sponge for my bath." She moved on to the furniture store. "Good morning, Your Majesty," said the furniture-store man. The Queen priced linoleum, bought an inexpensive grade. It was for the bathroom floor; her granddaughters...

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