Thursday, August 19, 2010
The green sweater
I am once again apart of Jenny Matlocks Rainbow Summer School...This week the color is green. (jennymatlock.blogspot.com)
I love green and I thought and thought about what green thing to write about. Then I remembered my favorite green and white sweater...The year was 1976. I just turned 14 and went school shopping with my grandma who loved me like crazy. We drove to Astoria Oregon and went to this really cute boutique and she let me pick out a few outfits. (wasn't she awesome?) I found some cute things and we were getting ready to leave, when I saw it in the window....A zip up green and white sweater with a hood. In those days, there was no such word as hoodie' but that is what it was. I kind of ambled over and looked at the price tag. It was 35.00 which is a huge amount for then.....I wouldnt even ask for something like that. We met my Aunt Marilyn for lunch and we visited for a while. My Grandma went to check on an alteration she was having done. I got home that night, and there in the bag, was THE green sweater...Sometimes you just know when something looks really good on you and this was one of those pieces. It matched my eyes and flattered my petite figure. I felt pretty in it! I wore it on the first day of school even though it was 80 degrees out and I cooked all day. It was worth it, I looked cute I am sure. It was my favorite piece of clothing and I wore it a lot.
I wore it to my friend Maureen's house over Christmas vacation. She lived in the town of Milwaukie Oregon and I lived on the Oregon Coast. We spent a lot of school vacations together at one house or the other. My dad was really strict and wouldnt let me watch pg movies...A fact which I found humiliating. We went to Cinema 5 in Milwaukie and probably paid about a dollar to see the new movie Jaws.
Maureen had seen it and was excited to take me. She had me terrified by the time the previews were on. I was shaking with fear and ready to scream....and scream I did...Finally by the time the scene came on where Richard Dreyfuss is scuba diving and the head pops out, I reached my limit....(I had taken off my precious sweater and was gripping it thru the whole movie....) I pressed it in my mouth and bit a hole right in the hood....not a little hole either. I almost choked myself.
My poor sweater was done for....What a great and funny memory though...By the way, my dad found out I went to Jaws and I was grounded for two weeks....it was worth it.......And that is my green story.....Happy green day!