Seriously Mother? Serioulsy? That is so Sad! And then he Laughed!

@cynthiann (18613)
Jamaica
April 22, 2013 2:59pm CST
I mentioned before that I am going through boxes of personal papers and letters and hundreds of photos. I am making a collage of family photos to frame. So I picked out one and took it to my son to show him. Look at this I said, I cannot believe it! He looked. Nice photo of you and Rachel on the beach when she was a toddler. Look at the bathing suit I was wearing, I said. Nothing wrong with that, he said. There is, I replied. Why? he asked Because I still have it, I replied. I still have a bathing suit in my drawer that is 27 years old! Seriously mother? he said. Seriously? And then he laughed and laughed. I took it out to show him and he laughed harder. Bin it, he advised. And so I threw it into the garbage bin. Now seriously () do you possess an itme of clothing that is older than this?
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@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
22 Apr 13
This is embarrassing, because I have a swimsuit I think is older than yours, maybe closer to 30? I don't wear it much, so it is still in good condition..
@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
22 Apr 13
I love it! Well - don't make my mistake. Try to sell it
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• United States
22 Apr 13
Considering how old it is, I wonder who would buy it. I mean, it is definitely for a younger woman, but out of style, you know what I mean? But garage sales are coming up, but only if I have time, I'd like to just relax before summer classes start.
@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
22 Apr 13
what ios out of style will once again become fashionable
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@urbandekay (18308)
22 Apr 13
When my clothes get old I either wear them for working in till they drop to pieces or sell them all the best, urban
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@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
22 Apr 13
I had never thought of selling them and should have
• United States
22 Apr 13
I donate mine and the kids. Don't have anything worth selling since they wear it until it's worn out, holey, stained etc.. and a lot of their clothes are already second hand (or at least passed down from oldest to youngest until it doesn't fit anyone anymore).
@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
22 Apr 13
That is good because what we no longer value is a treasure to another person. Check your messages. I sent you an urgent pm
@katsmeow1213 (28926)
• United States
22 Apr 13
Nope.. My oldest piece of clothing is probably 10 years old, if that much!
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@dawnald (84071)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Apr 13
That would be your baby clothes anyway.
• United States
22 Apr 13
I tried to hold onto my son's Christening outfit.. that didn't work out and it was lost at some point or donated.
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@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
22 Apr 13
I' sorry you did not get to keep the christening outfit. That would have been great to hold on toI do have a cream linen dress that is about 14 years old. But it is a style that does not get out of date. Need to lose 12 pounds to fit into it though
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@jenny1015 (13380)
• Philippines
23 Apr 13
Hmmm...let me count the years.....Well, yeah, I think I still got my swimsuit that is almost as old as yours which I only wore once back in 1995!
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@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
23 Apr 13
Well, hold onto it as you may well wear it again. I could have not fitted into mine - I am sure
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@jenny1015 (13380)
• Philippines
24 Apr 13
I'd probably still fit on that but I would not dare wear it again. I am not comfortable wearing it especially now coz of my "not-so-great" figure. I fear that people might just flee from the beach!
• India
23 Apr 13
Wow 27 years huh?? That's amazing. Sometimes you just want to cling onto these little things that take you back in time, in your happy moments... I have my school uniform that I have saved from my school days, Its been 14 years. Back in school we had a ritual of writing on uniforms on the last day of school, so I have the uniform where most of them have written how much they will miss me and stuff... Anyways That is one of the reason I can never get rid of my it, cause it reminds me of my carefree days....
@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
23 Apr 13
No, you must keep the school uniformas it is a precious memory. My problem was that it wasn't until I looked at the photo of me wearing it did I realise how old it was
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@sunsham68 (1378)
• India
23 Apr 13
Wow Ramya, Carefree school days for sure. You got that right! Too bad we thought they were the worst days of our lives when we should have been ravishing every moment. Or am I one of the few who had it wrong?!
@SomeCowgirl (32256)
• United States
23 Apr 13
Probably have at one time. I may still have it. I've been given hand me downs from my great grandparents before. I think I once wore a little terry cloth addition to a bathing suit at one time that my grandmother had once wore back in the 80's.
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@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
23 Apr 13
I should think that you will hang onto those as mementos. To think that I could be your grandmother - am old enough to be so
@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
23 Apr 13
I have been getting rid of some things to. Have painters here painting the inside of my house. Have worked a month getting ready for them & have done some cleaning out while i was doing it. It's about killed me. lol but know i will be proud of a nice clean looking house when they get through.Hope i live to enjoy it, lol.
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@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
23 Apr 13
I can imagine you going at the cleaning with hammers and tongs! But it will be so good for you to have everything freshly painted,. The outside of my huse needs painting but I can last another year
@dainy1313 (2386)
• Leon, Mexico
23 Apr 13
Hello Cynthiann I´m very glad to read you again. It´s very funny what happened to you. I don´t have so eldest clothes with me. I did a lot of cleaning when we got married 16 years ago. The eldest things I have is my wedding dress and maternity clothes (just in case) (joke). Most of time I give my clothes on charity. Blessings Cynthiann... dainy
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@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
23 Apr 13
Yes - I still have my wedding dress somewhere too. What was funny was that I did jot realise how old it was until I saw the old photo. Yep Keep those maternity clothes
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@cupkitties (7618)
• United States
22 Apr 13
When my dad was a single father, my younger brother and I used to stay at a day care center while he worked. The owner made each of us shirts with out names on them. Then dad met my future step mom. That was early 80s She kept my shirt for many years until my first born arrived then passed it on to me for keeps. My girls each wore the shirt when they were smaller, but later I donated it to Goodwill.
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@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
23 Apr 13
Oh this is such a swet story and your stepmom was kind to do this
@lelin1123 (15636)
• Puerto Rico
22 Apr 13
No I can seriously say I don't own anything that old. What I do twice a year is clean out my closet of things that I know I won't wear again. I either give it away or to the clothes bins for people who need. When I was working I was constantly buying new outfits and weeding thing out that were worn to many times. I may have some jeans that are about 15 years old and I know I have one T-shirt from a cruise that I took back in 1995 that is now almost 18 years old. I use it now to do yardwork in it. Its probably on its way out next time I clean the closets out.
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@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
22 Apr 13
I do clean out and recently did some serious cleaning out but have not yet started on the drawers. However, I may have just kept it forgetting how old it actually is
@dawnald (84071)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Apr 13
Several. There is my mom's wedding dress, mine, the bridesmaid's dress from my sister's wedding, a purple dress that I will never fit into again, but I love it so much and maybe one of the girls will want it. I think that's pretty much it...
@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
22 Apr 13
Oh., yes, I do have my wedding dress somewhere. I should unearth it amongst all the contents of the boxes. Actually, I love dresses from the 30's and 40's so much. I would love to be slim enough to wear clothes like those
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@dawnald (84071)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Apr 13
ditto that
@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
22 Apr 13
I am in to watching old Rita Hayworth movies . OMG what a beautiful woman and her dresses were absolutley fabulous
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@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
23 Apr 13
I thought it was nice that you felt able to show your son the offending bathing suit! I am pretty sure I don't have anything to compete with 27 years, that would make me 14, mind you after moving 6 times in a short space of time I have learnt to purge regularly and most of my old stuff went to charity some years back. It's good that you can both laugh about it, where do the years go?
@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
23 Apr 13
Oh gosh - I don't know where the years went and I wish that I did. No way we can get them back. I do clean out regularly but had just forgotten how old it wactually was
@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
23 Apr 13
Sorry for typos!
@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
23 Apr 13
No worries!
@bounce58 (17451)
• Canada
24 Apr 13
I have old clothes, but I don't think I have anything that is more than 27 years old! I have collared shirts that I wore in university that I still have in my closet. They still fit me (now that tight shirts are back in style)! I remember wearing them after I graduated, wearing them a few times early in my career, and wearing one to mass just a few weekends ago! They should be retired though!
@bounce58 (17451)
• Canada
24 Apr 13
It's so fitting (get it? fitting shirt?!) that I get to 5 digits in your discussion C!
@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
24 Apr 13
Congratulations!!!!! We should celebrate Love the pun! And keep the shirts as you obviously have not put on weight Let's pataaay!
@celticeagle (122953)
• Boise, Idaho
23 Apr 13
I have a t-shirt I bought to commemorate the CWA strike of 1979. That's what 34 years ago!
@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
23 Apr 13
Now that is a memory keeper so hold onto it
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@celticeagle (122953)
• Boise, Idaho
24 Apr 13
Oh ya! I have been asked afew times(by men mostly) why I don't throw it away. Why don't I throw them away instead. Just kidding!
• United States
22 Apr 13
I have a jacket that my husband's brother sent him during the Korean war. I also have shirts that I kept of my husbands because I thought some day he might be able to wear them again but even if he lost all the weight he gained I don't think he would wear dress shirts again.
@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
22 Apr 13
Oh, you keep things too? I am glad that you hasve them as they must mean something to you
• United States
23 Apr 13
I probably would have done something with them already but since they are my husbands I will keep them. I do have a few things I have kept but am slowly releasing them as I know my daughters aren't going to want them.
• United States
22 Apr 13
That is very cute that you even had that. I would have tried to sell it before I tossed it in the trash. There are people who love vintage items for their collection.
@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
22 Apr 13
I am so stupid. I could at least have tried to do so
24 Apr 13
She had a point, and if it was in great condition some one would have probably bought it. My weight fluctuates so much I'm in a different size bathing suit almost every year, and I can't go out and buy a new 50 dollar one each year. Plus even if you couldn't have sold it donate it, I'm sure someone else would have enjoyed having it. Though I got to say if you still where the same size after 27 years I give you kudos, that is impressive! lol
• Indonesia
24 Apr 13
Oh, why you throw it to garbage bin? Is it already broken? If not, you could at least try to sell it or even give it to charity (but of course if that bathing suit is still nice and good also not broken yet). I have clothes from when I was toddler, the dress is very cute and still good even after 20 years old, so I give it to my niece. She love it.
@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
24 Apr 13
I never thought to seel it but I should have gven it to charity as we are always having jumble sales at out Church I am glad that you kept onto yokur clothes
@bunnybon7 (41396)
• Holiday, Florida
23 Apr 13
i have a few things ive loved so much cant toss them. id probably have everything i ever wore if i hadnt moved around so much iam such a hoarder that most of my family and friends has been on my back over it for years, but funny thing, when something is needed or like old papers and copies of things, you can guess who they come to and usually has it haha! except these days i have trouble finding it being in a smaller area for my stuff.
@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
23 Apr 13
I'm a bit of a hoarder too, I suppose. I just need to get the papers and photographs organised. Such a mess. Papers everywhere in boxes
@ladym33 (10990)
• United States
23 Apr 13
, I am laughing with you because I also still have the same bathing suit that I bought before I got married and I have been married for going 24 years. I still wear it too, but it is starting to get worn out a bit. I do have another one too that is only about 10 years old, I alternate them when I am on vacation. I had also kept my bathing suit from when I was a teenager, it is still up in my drawer but I can not fit in it, as I was like a size 0 until I was about 20 years old.
@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
23 Apr 13
Size o? I am embrrassed to tell hyou my size at the moment even though I have lost 6 pounds
@sunsham68 (1378)
• India
23 Apr 13
Wow. I am a keeper and find it very hard to throw stuff away, but I doubt I have anything that old. Hey wait a minute, I have my first ever gift from "Santa" ha ha. That's a keeper forever!!
@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
23 Apr 13
Oh yes, the first gift from Santa is definitely a keeper!