Of course, with the Holidays come cooler weather--at least in this hemisphere. And with colder weather comes the putting on of more clothing.
This brings me to the 1979 Holiday season. On Thanksgiving morning Dad and Betsy came up from Indiana to visit us boys (by this time my older brother Jeff had moved back to Celina from Indiana). They told us that they wanted to get Mike and me some clothes for Christmas. At first I winced. I have never been much of a clotheshorse. I hate shopping for new clothes. Due to my size, trying to find something that fits can be a beast. But then they told us they were going to get us Celina Senior High School letterman jackets. I went went from Yuck!
to Oh yeaaaaaaah!This has nothing to do with today's entry. I just love when Kool-Aid smashes through stuff and says "Oh Yeaaaaaaah"
Never mind, of course, that my greatest athletic achievement in high school was all the great dance moves I made after some kids put Icy Hot in my briefs while I took a shower in gym class.
The next morning, Black Friday, The four of us--Dad, Betsy, Mike and Me--went to Rankin's in downtown Celina (such as it was) to order the letterman sweaters. We got them a few weeks later when Dad and Betsy returned to take Mike and me to Indiana for Christmas Vacation. Our names were stitched on the right breast pocket. I wore mine proudly until Winter 1982, when I noticed a tear in the left sleeve. Though I stopped wearing it--I didn't know why I didn't have it fixed--I still kept the jacket as a memento. I had it with me when I moved to Dad and Betsy's in 1985, when I moved into the first apartment in 1989, and when I moved into my second one in 2000. I did finally get rid of it 13 months ago, when I returned to Ohio fulltime. Sometimes I wish I hadn't.
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