Only in America would you get a text like this one from a neighbour:
To be fair – it is Halloween. But this is not the kind of neighbourhood where people borrow each other’s intimate underwear (thankfully). No one wanted one of these:
What they wanted were braces. By which I do not mean these:
I mean these:
Which left me wondering what these are called over here, if not suspenders…
And they are called a garter belt.
Which made me think of this:
Now that’s a long way from those:
But the Queen here is wearing robes as a member of the Order of the Garter which is one of those British things that you grow up hearing about but really not having a clue what it is. So I have done some highly superficial research and from the Encyclopaedia Brittanica I have learned that the Order of the Garter began in the 14th when Edward III gallantly picked up and wore a garter which had fallen from his dancing partner’s leg. Here he is in his Order of the Garter get-up:
All which is a long way to go from someone wanting braces/suspenders for a Halloween costume. But I liked it.