Sunday, October 19, 2014
Liz-Sport in 1984.................by Diane Ogden
I visited my Nana in or around 1984. She took me shopping as she had since I was seven. (On various occasions until I moved away.) This time I was around thirty seven and visiting her from out of town. (I cannot recall my exact age but that is very close) We went to Dillard's, which is comparable to our Boston Store, North of the Mason Dixon Line. Yankee's that we are. Me, I'm a half-breed. Raised half my life below the Mason Dixon Line and half above it.
Back to Dillard's. We had a lovely shopping excursion along with a fine lunch.
My Nana passed away about twelve years later. I had moved back to Wisconsin in 1988 and never saw her again. But I still have the sweater she bought me that shopping day back when.
The sweater is a Liz-Sport. I am having it dry cleaned this month. No need to frame it like some would the #4 Packer jersey. It got a bit musty from the storage bin at my complex. Not enough circulation. I shall hand it down to a family member one of these days. It is nice to have something tangible to remind me of what a fine woman she was. She taught me what true class means. She was engaged to Gene Autry. I know I shared that before. But then I could have/should have slept with Buck Owens and sat on one of those swings on Hee Haw, but I did not. God my Dad would have been so proud. LOL. I am laughing out loud too.
Buelah (Pat) Morrison Austin, Texas