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The Sweater of a Thousand Photos



The sweater of a thousand photos joins me as I corral and snuggle our 5 grands!

New beginnings.

January always brings fresh hope and promises of renewed dreams, goals, plans.


View the sweater of a thousand photos.

This wardrobe piece awaits my beck and call all hours of the day and night. Menopause requires layers. And this, my Goodwill find from years past, is perfect. Cold? Snuggle in this button-up baby. Hot? Fling it across the room without any answering complaints. Fold it. Wad it. Wash it. Toss it. Wear it. Love and hate it.

From my viewpoint, the sweater of a thousand photos matches every item of clothing I own. Because I wear it with any and every thing. Coordinating or not.

As evidenced by photos. At least 1,000 of them.

Life in the RV has finally taken its toll. Laundry facilities are stranded across compacted snow and ice trails inside the stick house of our son and his family. Sometimes one forgets to empty the dryer on time. Usually that is ok. But just this once, it was not.

For the sweater of a thousand photos has been damaged. Heated too long and too hot. The yarns melted into permanent wrinkles. Never before static cling haunts attempts at layering. What once was fuzz and softness is now thin and bare. The sweater of a thousand photos, MY sweater, the $2 deal, is nearing the end.

My heart is sad but realizing the futility of wearing holes and wrinkles held together with bits of yarn. It is time to move on. Let it go. Wave a fond farewell, not looking back.

Unless it is in photos.

New beginnings come in different forms. Out with the old, in with the new. Or maybe new-to-me.

The hunt has begun. This year, I resolve to capture the next sweater of a thousand photos. The search will be in reverse order, according to hunting aficionados, but this works well for clothing.

Hunt. Bag. Shoot.

What will you be hunting this year?

Author: Angie

I live with my husband and crazy kitty. Much of my time is spent writing, reading, and playing with the grands. You can usually find me sipping tea or coffee, nibbling on dark chocolate, and contemplating what to plant next in the garden. If not those pursuits, then I am probably trying to figure out how to cook and live in an RV, creating cards with rubber stamps, walking, hiking, or out snapping photos with my camera.

12 thoughts on “The Sweater of a Thousand Photos

  1. Oh no! That is a pity but now you can get something new…


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    • Thanks, Sally, for sending out my sweater post! The photo (of the sweater and our 5 grands) was taken at Christmas where we had just enjoyed Christmas crackers. You can see the pile of wrappers at my feet. I have no idea why I am the only one still wearing a crown! Hugs! xoxo


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  4. Hi Angie. I feel for you. I have many clothes but never parted with an old sweatshirt I bought 35 years ago! The cuffs are dangling on last threads, the color has faded, I barely wear it anymore but just can’t say goodbye so I hear you. πŸ™‚


    • Isn’t it funny how we get attached to clothes? A friend and I often compare how old the items are we are currently wearing, and what life events happened along the way! I guess that’s one way to journal! Sweatshirts are very special! πŸ™‚

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  5. I am sad that your poor sweater is now out of service. It is almost like a security blanket when we find something that is comfy, fits well and we just don’t want to take off! I hope you soon find a suitable replacement πŸ™‚


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