Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Clearing days!

Having spent a few days trying to sort out various wardrobes in the house I am staggered by how many clothes David actually had!

I thought I was the worst hoarder of unwanted, unworn gear, safely stowed away in case they ever came in again but I find I was not alone in this!

When we first got together David looked at my wardrobe and took out a tape measure.

"Four feet of skirts." He pronounced.

So yesterday I found six feet of shirts! Five feet of trousers, four feet of jackets.....you are getting the picture....

We always kept our clothes apart...he looked after his, washed, ironed and hung up...he washed and ironed mine too....but I hung them up...they were in different rooms. I never even looked in his wardrobes...so this has been a journey of discovery this week...

It's been painful. Old memories stirred, clothes kept for distinct occasions. Henley clothes separated from cruise clothes...

Many many shirts bought by me along with cashmere jumpers and cardigans that I now see that he really didn't need!

Some of his stuff has gone to old friends of similar build..but most will go to the charity shop that opens every summer in the church hall. I just wish I'd started this weeks ago...

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