Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Tuesdays Treasures

You will have a laugh at this one but I just had to share it . When my parents came for a visit on their way to PEI my Mom passed me a bag and said here is a gift for you , well inside was this gym uniform , not just any gym uniform but  My uniform from when I was in grades 7-9 . When I started in grade 7 it was the policy for the students to line up according to height , and that first year I was second from last on the short end , that did not make me happy I was so small and this uniform was so huge on me .Well by the end of that same year I was in the middle of the group , yeah, I grew but I didn't get any fatter so I was a tall skinny kid and this uniform looked pretty pitiful on me . I couldn't believe Mom still had it , you can see my initials on the pocket ,Mom did that for me as that was also required and it had to be in the school colors , our colors were actually burgundy and gold but this uniform is a bright red . The lower half balloned out , oh how cute they were "NOT ", now you will have to take my word on this but it still fits , not well but I did get it on and buttoned up but I sure had a hard time getting it off , it is the length that is the problem and there is no more balloning either , I should have taken a picture not that I would share it with you but I should have just for Mom , she laughed when I told her I had put it on .I couldn't resist  ;-0 Anyway this is my treasure from way back when , not sure what I will do with it but I will think of something for now I am just enjoying having it around again. Thanks for the visit and to see more treasures be sure to visit with Melody of The house on the side of the hill  .
 hugs Sheila

15 comments:

  1. Interesting treasure this week Sheila. How things have changed since we were kids. :) Hugs,

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  2. How wonderful that your mum held on to that uniform. I'll bet it brought back a flood of memories. When you think what children wear to school now!

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  3. My uniform was blue...didn't you just love it???

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  4. I think this is sweet. We mothers have a hard time getting rid of things like this. I think it wonderful that she has given it (back) to you:)

    What a sweet story.

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  5. What a great story with your treasure... gave me a good chuckle especailly that you put it on....
    Hugz

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  6. Great story, beautiful uniform, a memory worth to be treasured.

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  7. O My Gosh Sheila, I do remember those gym outfits. Ours were green. I too was soo small in mine also. Looked like a pencil in a green cabbage roll. Thanks for the great remerberance of those darn outfits.!!!!!Dianne.

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  8. Oh.my.gosh. I had forgotten those lovely (NOT) things. Mine was red too. I really hated gym class, and I think the uniform was part of the reason.

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  9. lol,what a find Sheila,it is a great piece of past history,great that you still fit in it,i couldnt sat that with any of my school uniform,lol

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  10. How great is that Sheila....scary I remember the bloomery type sports pants. Well done you actually getting them on. Mine wouldn't go above my knees I'm sure. Love this story!

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  11. Our gym uniform was really tight stretchy shorts, and a cotton top. I HATED it.... yours is way too cute..

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  12. Your story really made my smile and wow you could still fit in it. I'm sure it brings back so many memories. Thanks for a fabulous post.

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  13. The rompers are very cute, how nice that your mum still had them for you!

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  14. Oh my goodness - I'd forgotten all about those!

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  15. I had one in green! Thanks for that flashback! Can you see the girls wearing that today?...don't think so.

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