When I look at photos of the family I can suddenly see how much the boys have changed over the years. (And how much Cyclomaniac and I have aged…) And certain items of clothing stand out, bringing back memories. There’s one particular tee-shirt the Techie wore- it was his favourite and he always put it on as soon as it was dry. It was a bright striped affair, with orange and greens in it. One day I inadvertently altered the colours balance a little through a mis-judged washing procedure and he was quite distraught. Luckily the colours recovered to a degree after a few more washes.
When he grew out of it I had to hide it away. Then a few years later Scout wore it and now it has been handed onto the cousins. I think it is still bearing up, and its on its fourth owner now. Good quality cotton: it wasn’t a cheap item , but certainly well worth it.
Sometimes I look at those old photos….taken 10 or maybe even 15 years ago and I see an item of clothing that I still have. And still wear…maybe only in the garden, or for a quiet night in, but not yet consigned to the rag bag. Today I have been wearing a fleece that must be 14 years old. Crikey. (Next time, maybe I should come back as high maintenance?)