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Old Clothes Live On . . . and On

October 31, 2019

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Okay, maybe not in current style, but classic enough to get another winter wearing by owner Carol Lichty. / Photo by Carol Lichty.

THE POST about old clothing we can’t bear to part with hit home with some readers. But reader Carol Lichty made a comment about a piece of clothing that turned out to be an out-and-out lie: She can still wear it!

Here’s part of what Carol wrote:

“I have saved items for various reasons you named . . . sentimental or I paid a lot for that dress! . . . but the scariest thing is my black cashmere coat with a mink collar that I got for Christmas my senior year in high school [in 1964]. No way I could ever wear again. Just can’t bear to put in the old clothes bag.”

But guess what? Carol further reported:

“I can still button it so it must have been big 🙂 Cashmere with real mink collar purchased at Kaufmann’s.”


“I am shocked too that I could button the coat, I just may wear it this winter. . .  Thanks to all the Little Birds (especially my friend Janet) for your great blog.

And thank you, Carol, for sending us the picture of your vintage treasure.

—Nancy McKeon


2 thoughts on “Old Clothes Live On . . . and On

  1. Carol says:

    I also found the matching mink pillbox hat in my cedar closet
    Pretty scary

    1. Nancy McKeon says:

      hold on to it–ya nevah know!!

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