When I Am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple – Dear Mumsie

The Self-Help Whisperer®

Like many of my finds, this book showed up on the shelves of one of my fave thrift stores. Actually, it is my ABSOLUTE FAVE but it’s also far enough away that it’s a treat when I go. I hadn’t been for months, what with the pendemic and all.

Imagine my delight when I got there last week to find EVERYTHING IN THE STORE 50% off!


Stuff was picked through pretty good but there were some neat things left, like this book I’ve always wanted, “When I Am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple“. So, of course, I picked it up!

As happens occasionally with books I get at thrift stores, this one is inscribed:


I think you are familiar with the poem of this title. One day at dinner with [a friend] she told me there was a book by this title and that…

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