Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Thursday Thirteen # 69 How old is your oldest Tshirt?

I have been cleaning out my dresser drawers and closets and realized I have saved these shirts ! Why?? I ask you? Am I going to where these again? Highly unlikely. Am I going to make a t-shirt quilt? That has been the plan for about 10 tears or more but it is only slightly more likely than the re-wearing of them.
1. my 1st year of college in 1977 Did any of you got to Ricks college in Idaho?

2. I worked here in summer in college it was a life changing summer.

3.My brother was in the cast on this tour 1988

4.For years i was on the committee of our ES to design the T-shirts I think this was 1992?

5.I went along w/ my Hubby on a business trip near our 10th anniversary in 1993 we stayed in Calabasas and got this $3 t-shirts in Hollywood



6.I raced for the cure w/ 3 of my sisters it was a great memory (who knew in the years to come breast cancer would effect another sister and so many of each of our friends)


7.This was one of the many years I went to the 1995 PTA convention in Austen We had a blast and learned lots

8.We stopped here on our way to a family Reunion in 1995 It was Amazingly beautiful

9.We had such a fun time at this reunion in Spectacular New Mexico 1995

10. I went to DC w/ hubby Toured all the major monuments, the White house Holocaust museum-- Good Trip 1996

11.1998 we went on a family trip to my homeland
12 2000 This was designed by a teenage friend for girls camp one year


13.and this is our Family crest for our family reunion in Ohio in 2003
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Oh remember these? was that late 1980's

Now that i have these all journaled Do you think I can get rid of them? Do you have any like these?

18 comments:

Alice said...

Great T-shirt collection!! I think my oldest one was for a River Raft Race back in the late '70s or early 80's. I'll have to dig it out and see if it has a date on it... maybe take a pic and post it on my blog.

Happy T13. My 21st is up.

Malcolm said...

Even though you have them journaled, getting rid of them still might be hard. Who knows, you may want to wear one again. I did like the JC Penney "Race For the Cure" T-shirt.

Your list reminded me of an episode of "Rules of Engagement". One of the characters had T-shirts dating back to when he was a teenager and he had stories to go with each one. His wife wound up making a quilt of the T-shirts. I think he was upset at first, but began to like the idea.

My oldest T-shirt dates back to 1989. It's a replica of the front page of the Detroit Free Press story about the Detroit Pistons' first NBA championship.

Sassy Mama Bear said...

I don't but my husband does, he won't throw anything away.
Hope you'll pop by The Cafe for my TT, a review of Mamma Mia.

Sue said...

Awesome!!! I think I have one left from the mid-80s and now regret giving away so much. Granted I could never fit into my old tees anymore. :(

Fantastic idea for a TT :) Thanks so much for stopping by :)

SandyCarlson said...

I think No. 9 is beautifully designed. I love it. All of these are fun. T-shirts really are the best souvenir!

cat said...

I still have my race for the cure t-shirt...isn't funny we were just talking about that visit yesterday..I was thinking you had me beat...that my oldest t shirt was fom the very first women's powerlifting nationals in 1978...then I went digging. I have an old,tattered and well-worn Lincoln HS t shirt from 1968!!! I absolutely cannot throw any t shirts like these away...too many memories!!!

Stanley said...

WOW!!! Thats one heck of a collection =) My mom collects all my old shirts and give them away every year so I dont have any "antique" ones lying around...

anthonynorth said...

That's quite a collection. And when I thought about your question, I realised it must be over 20 years since I last HAD a t-shirt.
I'm a collar and tie type, me.

the teach said...

Marcia, don't get rid of those tees - they show a history of your life! :) And you're lucky if you still fit into them! Ha!

Michelle said...

Wow, lots of T-shirts. My closet if full also. I never know what to do with these darn things. I keep thinking I'm going to save them for paint shirts but I never seem to get to the painting. LOL!! Great TT and thanks for stopping by mine.

Debbie said...

I seem to have unintentionally created a t-shirt collection myself. The oldest - one from a Daytona Beach vacation. I think it's from the summer of 1973.

pussreboots said...

I think my oldest is 20 years old. Most of the others are only a few years old. Happy TT.

Jenni said...

Yes, I have a collections of t-shirts that I never wear but can't get rid of. They have good memories. Chad has some from when he was a kid that the boys wear now!

bedelia said...

I'll quilt them for you if you want. I love quilting. Just ask my momma for my address and ship them too me with a guess at what you want it to look like. But don't get rid of them. I bet Elizabeth would wear that Rick's one. I don't have any really old shirts except one that was Andrew's when he was like 8 that I fit into until I had kids. I do have a pair of shoes that I got as a hand me down from my best friend in 2nd grade. They are pink converse high tops. They still fit me. Yes I have tiny feet.

storyteller said...

Oh … your t-shirts bring back memories of my own collection. Making a t-shirt quilt is a wonderful idea!!! My T-13 is at Small Reflections ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

e-Mom said...

Very, very clever! Great post. I don't think I own my best T-shirts anymore. Oh well! :~D

Playful Professional said...

I've got a whole box full of t-shirts that I'm saving to make a quilt. Maybe some day.

Kimmy said...

Hi! I finally took the time to post a comment! I've been terribly lazy about blogging and reading blogs this summer. It's fun to read yours, though. I love all the pictures you take and all the little thoughts you give. I love all the T-shirts. I save mine, too. I've made one T-shirt quilt and I have more than enough to do another one. It's a great way to keep them and it's like a journal, too.