Subject: Re: Folding Umbrella?
Interesting thought, Michael on that umbrellas are a Northern Hemisphere addiction. I guess that includes Europe? When I was in Dublin, Ireland once, and it started to rain, everyone around us pulled out umbrellas from hidden places . My daughter and I were astounded that *everyone* had an umbrella, even those who didn't have packages or pockets of any kind.

I always carry a small, folding umbrella, and it fits into a pocket or hangs from my waist pack belt (I don't dare say to an Australian what we call them here!), so I don't lose it. I admit that in the days before these tiny things, those big, carry-in-your-hand umbrellas were easily lost.

Diana in San Diego