The picture above, albeit strange, relates to this entry...just hang on. I first want to explain why I love this old postcard (I collect postcards!!) The dog reminds me of "Pogo" who is the yappy toy terrier that was my Nana's companion. She brought the dog with her when she moved to Kentucky from NYC in 1964. She dressed Pogo in little knit sweaters too. But check out those SHOES!
I have been going through my closet bringing the summer/spring clothing from the back of the closet to the front. While doing this I became nostalgic about some of the clothing I have owned in the past. I had relationships with several of them.
I had this velvet dark red jacket that I wore with everything in my hippie days. I have numerous pictures of myself wearing it. I loved it. My Mom took it upon herself to replace the worn out, ripped up lining and it never hung right again. I tearfully moved it to the back of the closet...and I think it may still be at my Mom's house.
I had this super green knit skin tight long sleeved jersey shirt that featured red, blue, gold and silver shiny glass studs that formed a star burst. Also in my hippie days...I loved that shirt.
My First Communion Dress was hand made with little pink and blue flowers embroidered on the collar. First I wore it to the crowning of the Blessed Virgin at the May Celebration. I was the lucky first grader selected to carry the crown! Then Mom cut the length and it served as the First Communion dress.
I had a pair of platform sandals...also in my hippie days Do you all see the pattern here? They were that expensive Aigner red leather. I loved those too, I was about 5-11 in them.
The cloth sandals I wore all summer, while I was a hippie, were bought at a place called "Roses" in Murray Kentucky. I have never been able to find them anywhere else ever again. I purchased them by the gross, in black, in navy blue and in a cute flower pattern. They looked remarkably similar to the sandals on the feet above. Only I had 19 year old feet. I loved those sandals.
I may not have the clothes or the hats or the sandals, but when I remember those items that I loved and became such a part of me also come the memories of those magical times in that Never Never Land.