How long do you hold on to stuff? Well, here’s one for the nostalgia books! This past weekend while cleaning out my storage closet I discovered an old pair of bell-bottom pants. They had to be at least over 40 years old.
I can’t tell you how many memories flashed in front of me.
These pants define much of my early college years. Beige, low hangers, rips in the knees and covered with over 10 patches. I can reminisce like it was yesterday with my hair down to my shoulders, a head band intact, and a tie-dye colored shirt defining my “Hippie” mentality.
Those patches! What an array of images…Mickey Mouse, Harley Davison, peace symbol, Mick Jagger’s red lips. Surprised they haven’t return along with anything else that cycles in our world of fashion. Interestingly, I wouldn’t be caught alive in those today. I wonder what has become of my overall jeans?
Now for the most laughable and disappointing moment…I decided to try them on! To be honest I couldn’t get them past my upper thighs. Obviously, it makes no sense bringing them to the tailor to have the waist let out like all my other pants. For this pair it’s either stretching them on a mounting board for framing or simply putting them away for another reunion in 20 years.
But with or without those pants…you can be sure that I’ll remain true to my Hippie comrades!
Park City, UT