Thursday, April 10, 2008

Meet David!

Several weeks ago I introduced you to "Sits"... a keepsake from my husband's childhood. This week, as part of the Vintage Thingies Thursdays meme going on at Confessions of an Apron Queen, I thought I would introduce to another of my husband's childhood friends. This is David!

Lyle's grandma made David for him. No one seems to remember exactly when, but by my best estimate, David's gotta be pushing 40. And, somehow I suspect that makes him "vintage". Hmm... Okay. We won't go there.

Anyway, David's original outfit was a pair of blue flannel pajamas in a little-boy print. The story goes that after Grandma left, Lyle realized that David didn't have any clothes! So his mom made David some pajamas. David wore those pajamas for a decade or two, and was still wearing them when I made his acquaintance as a young bride. Then several years after we were married Lyle got a package from his mother for his birthday. It was this sporty green wool vest that she had knit just for David! I thought that was so cute. My mother-in-law has a great sense of humor!

So David traded in his pajamas for the vest... and now I'm wondering exactly where his pajamas got off to. I imagine they are mixed in with girls' doll clothes somewhere in the depths of the garage. I'll have to see if I can find them.


The Apron Queen said...

What a wonderful family treasure! But where have poor David's PJs gone off too?!

Thank you for the lovely post! Thanks for participating. I love the company!

For your daily dose of vintage goodness & a bit of silliness, stop by Confessions of an Apron Queen, the home of Vintage Thingies Thursdays.

Denise said...

This is neat, Karla1 If I weren't so involved with other memes and life and living, I would join. Looks like fun!

What a special keepsake! To have kept it all these years and the fact it was made by his grandma! Too neat!

Toots said...

That is so cute and funny! What a keepsake!

Amy said...

aww what a sweetie!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

David is so cute!! That's great that he survived all those years!


A Romantic Porch said...

How did I miss this adorable story when you originally posted it?