It is not the same, waving a paper tissue as a bon voyage. I am going to add to my Miss Marple lifestyle experiment and start carrying a proper fabric handkerchief.
I imagine one would need a fair supply of these dainties, in order to have one constantly clean and ready for use. I draw the line at reusing germy ones. Where do I put a used one until I get home to launder it? You fold it so the used part is wadded into the middle!
I will definitely need to purchase more than the two hankies that I do own, I see. I think I would buy white cotton ones that can be bleached.