Friday, April 16, 2004

Did you ever see an uglier dog?

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.

12 comments:

mlraminiak said...

Don't get me started about my hippie clothes!  My footwear of choice was Dr. Scholl's sandals (the kind with the wooden soles) and several pairs of fringed suede moccasins.  Platforms came a little later, but I had jillions of them...as a vertically challenged person, I LOVED them.  Andthere was my favorite pair of hip-hugger jeans that dragged four inches on the ground and had mostrous huge bell-bottoms...  Lisa :-]    

my78novata said...

OH man I had some of those we called buffalo sandles CLOGS!!!!!!  The light tan ones. I wore them everywhere but could not walk in them to save my life!!! I am five foot two and I loved being or feeling tall in them. As long as it was a day when none of my freinds wore thiers LOL I had some favorite clothes too. I wanted to go in my attic and get my clothes down for Summer but got tied up in pouring concrete for the new patio and moving my landscaping around. Lori http://beta.journals.aol.com/my78novata/LorisLaurels/

sistercdr said...

I love this.  There have been clothing items like you mentioned that just became part of me.  I had a brown velvet jacket that I simply adored., and later, after hippie turned preppy, my twwed one with the velvet elbow patches, a pair of Pappagallo espadrilles my sister always called rich hippie shoes that made me feel grown up. Yes, they take you right back to Neverland.

wfhbear said...

A true "Pack Rat" would have all those sacred items in the closet waiting for a day like yours. The rest of us would think instead. Clothes and shoes were never a "saver" item for me. But, Libby has every pair of shoes she's ever owned. Try moving across country with "tons of old shoes". It is always nice to think back I find that one memory will lead to another. Is that being a Romantic? Regards, Bill.

krobbie67 said...

What a great entry! Very nostalgia invoking! The relationships we've had with clothes whether it was based on a time period, or a feeling that they gave us, or even the ties to a relationship. If only we could have kept them all. But forever in our memories they'll be. My first pair of "heels" was a pair of platform shoes!
Thanks for taking us along for your trip down memory lane. :-) ---Robbie

somenuttychic said...

This is a great entry! I really enjoyed reading it. Thanks for sharing.  

txsguinan said...

Very nice entry!  I had an old pea coat that I thought I looked Peggy Lipton-cool in, and I think the exact same dragging-on-the-ground bell botttoms that Lisa describes to go with it.  What a bunch of old hippies we are...and what a bunch of girls, having 'relationships' with our clothing!  Although my husband has a falling apart baseball jacket he can't let go of...

As for keeping all the old rags, I tried, but for some reason they just seemed to be getting tinier and tinier...;)

sonensmilinmon said...

Funny you mention your platform sandels ... my daughter just saw a picture of me in my favorite platform sandels when I was about 16 and she thought they looked soooooooooooooooooooo cool! I had some favorites myself ... leather skirt with vest, my platforms, the boots ... oh yeah, those were fun!

Thanks for the memories :)

Smilin Mon

deabvt said...

Loved those Hippy days!
V

haikulike said...

I love those shoes!  I profess not to be a clothes hound, but your entry reminds me that I glom onto certain articles of clothing.  Must be the costumer in me.  I still have (and still wear!) a mini-dress with angel sleeves from my hippy days.  I have trashed the black-with-neon-pink+yellow-daisies bellbottoms, however.  And I wear the mini-dress as a blouse, not a complete dress.  Good God, that would be frightening!

bernmilo said...

Yes that is a very ugly dog...
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lilrazcal79 said...

Have seen an uglier dog.  It's this ugly little toy thing that won a best in show. Were the judges nuts. The German Shepherd should have won. Lol.