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Old 12-18-2015, 07:59 PM
 
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Okay.
Recently we have mocked my teacher sweater wardrobe, together with my jumpers and even themed jewellery.
I personally thought my dice earrings while teaching math added a nice touch.

So what about my umbrellas?????????????????
Are you telling me I can no longer (as a 60+ yr old retired teacher) use my cute umbrellas?
I have a frog, a duck, a goldfish and a ladybug umbrellas.
I taught in a very small village and greeted the buses with my special umbrellas on rainy days. Walking between our two schools with my umbrellas I ALWAYS had parents and people waving and honking at me.
I thought they were being friendly, but perhaps they were thinking there she goes again, that crazy old thing!

I was almost a Ms Frizzle Wannabe.

I was going to give the umbrellas to my grandson but maybe I will keep them for the The Teacher Retirement Home.

I will be the one in the red scooter with the dice earrings, denim jumper, seasonal sweater and a lapquilt made out of my corduroy shirt-dresses ( I think mine were Ports not Laura Ashely so it might be fine-whaled corduroy).
I will have my frog umbrella tied to the back like a warning flag.

I think you will be able to spot me.


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I love your style--writing AND dressing!
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I did donate my frog earmuffs, but kept my leopard print mittens. They are so warm. My recess coat, llbean ankle length down coat with the purple lining (Barney) went in the trash. It served me faithfully for over 25 years. I'd take it to school at first frost and leave it until Memorial Day.
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This is what is so great about teaching!

What other career offers such wonderful wardrobe options?


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How i miss being able to wear my embellished denim shirts!!!!
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Old 12-19-2015, 05:08 AM
 
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I was an umbrella girl. I had bus duty so I had an array of rain attire, too. I also had a bunch of boots, sneakers, mittens and hats shoved into my desk drawer. I had to be prepared for any type of weather.
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I was the "pin lady."

I would dash to the Hallmark store at the start of every holiday to buy the latest pin.

I ended up with a collection for every holiday/month. The children enjoyed seeing me wear different pins every day for each holiday!

Some of the pins were over 20 years old!!

I sent them to Goodwill when I retired.

After reading some recent posts, I should have kept them to wear in the nursing home!

Maybe I should go to Hallmark each month to start a new collection for my nursing home adventures!
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Funny post!
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I too have my share of holiday themed sweaters, t-shirts and jewelry. I haven't been able to give them away, so maybe I will keep them for the Teacher Retirement home! As for my yard duty coat, when I retired I had it dry cleaned and donated it to the staff room! It has been used more than once, when the weather was colder than expected.
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Lovely lanyards with pictures of apples, school supplies and happy children to hold an ID and the whistle! I just found my whistle when I was trying to find some Christmas presents I was hiding. I was very popular on the playground when I subbed because no one had a whistle or a watch! How can classroom teachers survive without these items?

I also had an apron with the school logo on it . I decorated it with all my teacher pins kids gave me through-out my teaching career. I got the idea from my favorite cashier at the grocery store. I wore this apron when we did messy projects or if I was eating a donut with powdered sugar!



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I had a demin shirt with removable collars that were holiday themed for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Talk about getting the most bang for your buck! What was really great was I found coordinating socks for those collars.
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Boy if I would have found the seasonal collars and matching socks I would have been in teacher heaven.

Peaches Pears, I had a flamingo umbrella but lost it. Shucks.

Mhugs, my white down recess coat is at Goodwill. I always felt like the Michelin Man

Madelyeve, my pins and "fancy" jewelry went to the Church Garage sale.

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Old 12-20-2015, 06:32 AM
 
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make me smile. And you've made us all feel nostalgic rather than ashamed of our finer attire! Remember the 90's, when we had decorated t-shirts and matching earrings of material that was paper machied or some other crime against nature? I have to admit, it makes me smile at a store when people wear their hats and so on. Bought a Christmas tee-shirt this year that is "subtle" to wear for the day. It is pretty. In Calif., you might not get to wear a sweater on that day--so a tee-shirt it is. It's a dark maroon w/ some sparkle. I never imagined I'd buy another! But I like this one, and it isn't just for others. One of my goals in retirement is to buy a fun umbrella, one that makes me happy. Probably an orange/pink paisley or something like that.
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Old 12-20-2015, 02:04 PM
 
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My dinosaur umbrella that I bought on a rainy day while touring the Metropolitan Museum of Natural History in NYC served me well many years in the SoCal desert. Not for rain, but for the blazing sun during long outdoor fire drills. We had to go stand in the baseball and football fields while the large and very spread out high school was thoroughly checked.

Still have my 25+ year old dinosaur umbrella, and it works just fine.
I also have a lot of pretty pins I never wear these days.
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Your description of your collection of umbrellas had me laughing. I want to go to your Teacher Retirement Home!

I live in So Cal where it never rains, so when it does rain, I have to try to find my one and only black umbrella. When I finally find it, I am reminded once again that I need to buy a new one since some of its spokes are broken and it is fairly useless.

Now that we are expecting a lot more rain this year because of El Niņo, I am determined to find an umbrella that isn't a boring black. I want one like you have! When I visited DD in Seattle in September I decided to be proactive and buy rubber rainboots. I found a Fred Meyers store where they had a variety of boots, but the only ones that fit me had duckies on them. I think they are so cute, but so far haven't needed to wear them. Now I can't wait to walk through flooded streets.
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Old 12-23-2015, 07:35 PM
 
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mhug, I had the same purple coat for those cold cold recesses. It was time to retire when the down settled in the hem and the rest of the coat got thinner and thinner. I ditched it when I retired too,
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