Saturday, January 17, 2009

Goodbye to an Old Friend

After much encouragement from my beautiful wife, as well as everyone else who saw at it, I finally decided it was time to retire my winter coat.
Some stats from the lifetime of my old friend:
Winters: 15 - 1994- 2009
States gone skiing: 7 -MN, CO, ND, MO, WA, UT, Manitoba (I know, not quite a state)
Basketball games worn to: 300-450
Times washed: 3?
Windshields scraped: Too many to count

12 comments:

Sara said...

Finally watching it enter the garbage - Priceless

John said...

Hey! It wasn't that bad.

...well, OK. Maybe it was.

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear the sad news. l, m

Candis Berge said...

You know, there is an opera where the famous male solo is the guy singing goodbye to his old friend - his trench coat - and most folks in the audience are enraptured with the music and totally don't know that it is supposed to be humorous. I thought of that song when I saw your pictures! Good bye old friend!

Hjelle said...

It's a shame the old coat couldn't make it to the Northshore one last time...

Andrea said...

Out with the old, on with the new. Can't wait to see the new purchase!! I'm not much for sentimentality. And what's with the post without a pic of Tobias????? I need a fix!

Suzie said...

So let's see a picture of the new coat!?!....And as I fellow Montana Skier....I just wanted to clarify that Montana is with an MT - Eric and I were pretty sure that's what you meant and not Missouri.....

treeguy said...

Now this is funny... I seriously thought last time I saw you... "wow, he's still got that coat going strong." (Nicole recently retired her coat from the mid 90's as well.) Little did I know that its useful life was to come to an abrubt end - job well done.

MS Levang said...

First Skippy dies and I don't get to say goodbye! And now you just throw this trusted companion that has accompanied us on so many adventures in the trash without even giving me a chance to give my farewells?!

What's next?! Are you planning on getting rid of Adam too?! He's beginning to look a little worn out around the edges. Well I'd better take my chance now. It's been great Adam!

Michael

Seriously, that coat needed to go. Well done.

MS Levang said...

Candis, I thought of that same opera.

Michael

Kari Joy, RN said...

I remember this coat as well. It's been a while since I've seen you, so I had no idea it was still around!

Good job giving up such an old friend. I'm sure it's been an emotional time for you! Hopefully these last few days have been okay and you feel like you're surviving...

Janelle said...

I've enjoy catching up via your blog...funny thing is, I actually remember you wearing that coat as well. It did bring me back to the mid 90's.