: dearly beloved :


I come before you today with sad news and a heavy heart.

My pants are at the end of their long and valuable life. They’re as dear to me as any cherished friend and I’ll miss them desperately. Over the years they’ve become essential to my well-being, as soft and comforting as flannel. They’re irreplaceable.

Literally. Levi’s discontinued the 512s years ago, so I’m screwed. Oh, I have a couple pairs left, as back-ups, but they aren’t the same. They’re stiffer and heavier, bluer, not even close to threadbare. Once Levi’s start to fray and unravel and fade, you fall hopelessly and helplessly in love. All the time and effort spent breaking them in finally pays off and you become one with your pants.


It’s the same with socks, although they don’t last as long as Levi’s. You get attached to them, of course, but the goodbyes aren’t as wrenching. Few things are, really. Hug your pants while you have them, let them know you care.

So long, old friend, and thank you for covering my ass.butt

copyright © 2016 the whirly girl

Please note: I resisted using the phrase ‘last legs.’ You’re welcome.

9 responses to “: dearly beloved :”

  1. Sad. So Sad. Did you burn them, or just toss them unceremoniously in the trash? Yes, I had to look that word up.

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    1. Well, they’re kind of lying in state at the moment, folded neatly in a storage container. I can’t decide how to handle the final remains. Maybe I should have them framed, like the jerseys of famous basketball players? That would be very ceremonious — I looked it up, too.


  2. I shall wear a black armband in mourning.

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    1. That’s so thoughtful, thank you.

      I’m wearing my black Chuck Taylors in commemoration; we’d look damn cute if we went to lunch.

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      1. We would :)

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  3. Straddle the Turtle Avatar
    Straddle the Turtle

    I feel your pain.

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    1. Thank you for your sympathy.

      On a positive note, my socks are in fine fettle. Thick and fluffy, showing only minor wear.


  4. Sad news. I shall say a little prayer.

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