Also, it's weird how long this sweater has lasted. I wear it every winter. I bought it on my 7-month backpacking trip in 1981. I was thumping along into the last cold month of the trip, just inside Northern Ontario (walking from BC) and I was beginning to freeze at night in my tent, trying to sleep shivering. I finally came to a little town, went straight into its clothing store, bought this, and wore it all day and all night until the snows came for good near Thunder Bay. This was 3 years before Gord took the photo in the cafe.
Thirty-five years later, now basking in Linda's decore and company, I'm still wearing my favourite sweater. The tag has long since disappeared, all the buttons have been replaced, but there are no holes, rips, or unravellings and it's just as warm as it ever was.
Linda Eva Williams And stylish! (Seriously: my fashion conscious daughter told me so)
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Stan Burfield My God. That's a shock. Okay, I guess then I'll have to make this my winter uniform at the open mic! Thank her for the advice.
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Meredith Moeckel You look absolutely marvelous!
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Al Broudy That's a fine sweater. You know, Stan, I don't know if I ever told you this, but I SAW you on that trip of yours. I was team driving with a real bastard name of Al "Fat" Thompson. We were eastbound somewhere in Manitoba, and there, in the right side...See more
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Stan Burfield WOW!!!! Ha ha. You would have been the second person I actually knew whom I met along that hike. I had figured that the chances are I would bump into one person I knew. But it didn't happen until the last day of my THIRD of three trips, hiking, canoeing, and bicycling. It was in St. John's NFLD, in a corner store, one of my old teachers in journalism school!! You would have been one too many, which is the real reason you couldn't pull that truck over and say hi. ....But wow, that's incredible. I remember the walking stick. Somebody had just thrown it out and I found it as I walked, one of those fairly impractical but beautiful ones, with a heavy brass knob at the top so it swings wonderfully. I actually took a photo of it. I stopped for a rest, my back against my sleeping bag, legs out in the grass and flowers, with the walking stick laying there. I'll try to find it after the open mic tomorrow. Wonderful story about you guys in the truck too!
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Meredith Moeckel Really incredibly coincidental!
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Stan Burfield You're not kidding. You want an even more incredible coincidence, by far? It's in my new posting, about my big birthday surprise.
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Meredith Moeckel I'll be sure to look for it --- if not tonight then tomorrow when I'm on my laptop! HUGS smile emoticon
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Cambridge Keenan That's amazing ! De ja vu??? Serendipity !! That sweater becomes you
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Happy Birthday Sir I hope you had an Awesome day, you don't look a day over 40. 🎂
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Martin Hayter That is old...hey, isn't that the sweater Caesar was wearing around this time a few hundred years ago, you know, just before the Ides of March.
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Karen Troxler It proves it's best to buy quality.
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Stan Burfield I just checked for the label...non-existent! Same with the buttons. All replaced. But it's never had any holes or rips or frays...just keeps on going.
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Stan Burfield 35 years old...I wonder if they would take it for resale at Value Village.
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Stan Burfield But no. It'll go with me into the grave.
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Martin Hayter It's important to have some casual wear beyond the grave.
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Gord McCaw No, well, look, don't say nothing, uh, Stan, actually, well, how could you put it, it was 32 years ago...
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Stan Burfield no well don't say nothing but 32 years ago the sweater was 3 years old. wait. gotta finish my coffee.
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