Friday, December 21, 2012

Sister's Boots

My baby sister is in town for the holidays. She and her husband arrived from the West Coast Wednesday evening. We met last night at the Portland Harbor Hotel, sat by the fire and spent a few hours catching up. The last time they were here for Christmas was eight years ago. We're going to have some fun times. I commented on her boots and asked if they were Fryes. They were, she said, left over from high school. High school! They looked practically brand new! She reminded me of a particular shirt I liked and wore a lot back then. She even commented about items worn by my other two 'disciple' friends, Peter and Paul. Her husband said he still holds a shirt that a girlfriend made for him in high school. What's that all about? Now, that got me to wondering. Do I have any clothes left over from my days on Ocean Avenue? Got objects, lots of them, but as far as clothing items go, I'm drawing a blank. Her boots look great and they still fit. Amazing!

14 comments:

  1. I have skates and a sweater from high school!

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  2. Great boots, nice story. Have a great time.
    I wear stuff until it disintegrates.

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  3. Why wouldn't she hold on to those boots? They're fantastic!

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  4. that's cool! i definitely don't have anything from that era in my life.

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  5. I think the only thing I have left from high school that fits is my class ring and I never wear it. Love those boots! Have fun with the family!

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  6. When you take care of leather, it becomes old in a very pretty way; Proof, the boots!
    I have no more clothes from old times ,I could not enter into them anymore! :o))

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  7. I have an old 007 sweatshirt from high school.

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  8. Hmmm. Nope, no high school or even college relics. . .

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  9. My shoes and boots still fit from many years ago too. It's just everything else that doesn't!

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  10. You know, that's a pretty hot picture. Interesting family.

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  11. Interesting reflection. No, the only old clothing I have would be dress shoes. I buy good shoes and then keep resoling and relining them. I have several pair more than 20 years old and who would know? They are comfortable, which is more than I can say for some more recently bought shoes.

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  12. The boots are terrific! I have the sweaters my grandmother knit for me in high school and wish I still had the blue clogs I saved so long to buy.

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  13. Quality leather always reveals itself. Good for her for holding onto the boots.

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