over50feeling40: Blasts from the Past!
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Dec 17, 2013

Blasts from the Past!

One week until Christmas, and we have so enjoyed cold
weather in South Texas this year!  This Jones of New York 
windowpane coat was a purchase I made almost four years
ago at Ross.  I still love the coat.  I think I have worn it every
year of this blog's life!  The leather boots are also an older
at purchase Stein Mart!!

Since I am in an oldie-but-goodie mood...here is a poem I wrote in 
fifth grade celebrating the week before Christmas.  I must have 
been a little stinker...well, you might understand after you read
the poem:

Twas the week before Christmas
My heart was a flitter
A week to go on
Of being sweet and not bitter.
If I am bad
Then Santa might see
And on Christmas Day
??There’ll be nothing
For me
I’m usually sweet.
(But, not very much)
Again, there’s that cake
I was told not to touch.
When I cut that cake
I felt Santa’s eyes
So I blamed it on brother
I guess that was wise!
I’ll never forget
When I jumped on the bed,
My face wasn’t the only thing
That ended up red!
For me, being bad is just hard to resist
So, I’ll be good this week
And get half of my list!

Remember...fifth grade!  What is your favorite garment owned 
longer than three years??

Have a warm and toasty Wednesday, all!!


  1. Pam, your fifth grade Christmas poem put a smile on my face. I remember it was sometimes SO hard to be good! That windowpane coat was a great find!

  2. Well I think you look very pretty! I'm in Los Angeles and it's still tank tops and flip flops, though I hear it's suppose to rain by weeks end.... hopefully it's true because i'm dying to get into my jeans and boots!

  3. Cute poem!
    Clothing for infrequent weather is always a challenge.
    I've got a number of rain jackets because wet is something we do a lot, but only one sub-freezing coat. It's about the oldest thing in my closet.

  4. You were a good little poet at such a young age! Love your windowpane check coat - it looks great with boots.

  5. A great outfit! and who wouldn't love that poem?

  6. I got a kick out ot your clever poem my dear!

    I have too many favorites older than 3 years to mention... they become friends that I restyle over and over1 My oldest and most favorite piece ... the overcoat I just restyled on my accessory post this week ... it was my first vintage purchase .. . I was studying international business at NYU at the time ... so that must about make my overcoat an antique by now ... and I love it even more!

  7. I have an awesome black coat that makes me feel so sophisticated, but I don't get to wear it very often here in Texas. I keep my shoes for years, but the rest of my clothing seems to cycle in and out pretty quickly! I do have a rouched tank top that I remember wearing when my husband and I were still dating...that may be the oldest item in my closet.

  8. Totally in love with this coat
    Very Mad Men!!


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