Seems we may be taking the softness of our bathroom tissue for granted.
Publix chain of grocery stores in the southeast sells their own brand of bathroom tissue which has the following printed on the package ...... "Introduced to the US in the mid-19th century, bathroom tissue became accepted when indoor plumbing was introduced. As late as the 1930's it was still being advertised as "splinter-free" - so much for the "good old days."
Splinter free...... Don't even want to go there!!