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Old 05-16-2007, 07:02 PM   #11
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The first thing that comes to mind is my beloved "night rag," as Buck calls it. It is/was (it's still in a drawer) a cotton spaghetti strap short nightie I bought at a Vanity Fair outlet in about the late '70s. It was, when new, the softest cotton I'd ever felt, save for baby clothes and I wore it constantly.

Fast forward to 1994 when I came downstairs after a night's sleep and Buck said, "Nice night rag."

I hadn't realized it'd lost most of its color and was tattered in a number of places. I was shamed into shopping for a new one. Now the new one is called a "night rag" in spite of the fact that it's relatively new.

Needless to say, I wear things to death.

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Old 05-16-2007, 07:09 PM   #12
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I have a t-shirt that is so old and tattered around the collar, thin too but is the most confortable thing! Lol, would never wear in out! lol

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Old 05-17-2007, 06:17 AM   #13
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How about good luck/bad luck clothes? I've owned clothes that I really like in the mirror, but every time I wore them something bad happened to me, so much so that I gave to Goodwill rather than wear them again. But other clothes make me feel like a million dollars, even if I know they don't look that great.
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Old 05-17-2007, 07:42 AM   #14
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I always have what I call "uniform" clothes. A handful of clothes that I love and as they wear out I us them for "house" clothes.
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Old 05-17-2007, 08:34 AM   #15
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Remember that old "I Love Lucy" show were Lucy and Ethel sell all of Ricky and Freds old clothes. And the guys find out about it and at the end of the show, Ricky and Fred go and buy them back at twice the price.
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Old 05-17-2007, 09:35 AM   #16
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I wore overalls all the time when I had the greenhouses. I have a habit of "bellyin' up" to my work, so my tummy was always covered with dirt. When I took the overalls down to go to the bathroom, there was a circle of potting soil around the loo.
I love my old T-shirts, too I have an old tye-dye that looks like it's been shot with bird pellets.
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Old 05-17-2007, 09:45 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by JoAnn L.
As I was ironing my very favorite old flannel shirt this morning, I was wondering if you have some favorite old clothes you just can't get rid of? I have had this shirt for at least 20 years and I bought it at a used clothing store. It is such a soft flannel and I love the color, its a soft pastel blue and white check.
I just threw mine out! It had belonged to my Dad, and I literally lived in it evenings after work.

The other day I looked at myself in it in the mirror, and realized how awful it looked. so I chucked it.
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Old 05-17-2007, 10:08 AM   #18
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