Do you guys do this? This takes me back to my grandparents and my parents...now I'm doing it...have been doing it. My bride has no trouble calling me "old fashioned" when I display another of my quirks. The towel that I use is a typical Dutch towel and print. We normally use these old fashioned towels for drying dishes (we have some modern ones as well, I hasten to add). There are a couple of shops where we can still buy these...along with other old household goods that were popular generations ago. It is amazing that they can stay open for business. I have written about this little store in Alkmaar on here before. I is featured on this thread: https://www.gardenstew.com/threads/a-day-off.20038/ Here is what the cloth covers...it is covering the fruit in the bowl so that the unripe ones will ripen a bit from the already ripe fruit that emits a sort of "ethanol gas". That's what they told me anyway. I'm wondering if any of you have old fashioned traits like this old fashioned boy..