They don’t make them like this any more

On leaving the Wrens, Rozelle Pierrepont became a deck hand on a 100-ton Bermudan cutter, and on her 21st birthday was given a converted ship’s lifeboat in which she explored the coasts of France, Belgium and Holland. On her first solo journey across the channel the rudder snapped, so she sawed up the engine casing with a bread knife and fashioned a new one, lashed up with her suspender belt.

5 thoughts on “They don’t make them like this any more”

  1. So Much for Subtlety

    K.R. Lohse – “You’re right. A modern suspender belt wouldn’t take the stresses involved.”

    And girls who wear them don’t have such trouble getting married.

    The sad thing is that these days she would be pressured to assume the solution to her personal issues was to come out as a lesbian.

  2. There will always be people like her. Whether they get obituaries written about them or not is another matter.

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