My Mom recently stayed a couple of days with us along with my Aunt and sister. We did a little shopping and did a lot of eating and drinking. I noticed my Mom still carried a huge purse. For as long as I can remember she has carried a huge purse filled with "stuff" and it is extremely heavy. She also has serious back issues.
Some time in the last 60 years the marketing people have convinced women that they need to carry their life on their hip. And they need a different purse for every occasion and day of the week. Stop the madness!
All you need is a credit card, a debit card, driver's license, a twenty dollar bill, 2 personal checks and your smart phone. They make wallets to contain all of this and it fits in your coat pocket or in hot weather, I agree, a small purse.
So, Mom!, if you are reading this lighten your load and be kind to your back!