A Shirt Tale (Don Ward)

By: Don Ward
By: Don Ward

Maybe I've hung on to this one too long.

THE OLD JOKE, "I'VE GOT SOCKS OLDER THAN YOU!"

Have you heard anyone use that line about someone considerably younger? Sometimes in the TV business (or any business I suppose) we work with people who are many years our junior, many, many years.....

This isn't a story about socks...it's about a shirt.  We all may have some souvenir shirt from a concert or some other event that we've saved over the years.  I have a couple of "intramural (insert sport here) champion" shirts from the old fraternity days at CU that are still around somewhere. I don't ever wear any of them though.

This weekend, on Saturday, I wore this blue shirt.  Not for any particular reason.  It's comfortable.  When the weather is warm enough it's in the regular rotation of shirts I pull out of the closet. 

Also this weekend I happened to be looking at some old photos.  I was talking to some school kids in the the one below. The blackboard in the background says it was Tuesday, May 30th.  I remember this scene. I was talking to kids in O'Fallon, Illinois, where I went to grade school for a few years.  I was in the classroom of my old 2nd grade teacher.  This was just as I was finishing up the course at a broadcasting school in St. Louis....so I know this picture was taken in 1989....1989!

Yes...it's the same shirt.  That blue shirt has been in the regular rotation for 21 years! That's a year shy of half my life!  I had no idea until I thought about it.  It's in the laundry now, I might wear it next week!  And I really do work with a few people to whom I can say...I've got a shirt older than you!   No socks though.

We'll talk again soon.

Don Ward

 

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