It's so funny how behaviors of our parents carry into our adulthood. Just before we left on summer vacation, my mother would go into a frenzy of filling in the wardrobe gaps. She'd send me up to Woolworth's to pick up Buster Brown sweaters for my sisters and we'd all get new underwear and socks for the trip.
I didn't want to jinx our vacation so before we left I went out and bought myself a new bra. That reminded me of this story.
Death by Underwire