U is for Uniform ~ April 24, 2018

For 12 years, I wore a uniform to school.  As has been previously established, I am not nor will I ever be a fashionista.  The uniform made things much easier when choosing something to wear from my slim pickings wardrobe. I can count on one hand the off the rack stuff purchased for me to wear.  My grandmother could sew and I was honored to have some handmade items.  I was also privy to hand me downs from my cousin Beth Ann.  I remember seeing the big box filled with her last year’s attire and I’d be giddy with anticipation.

I had friends who could not wait to get home to change out of their uniforms. Me? Despite my mom telling me to take my uniform off and hang up my skirt to save with daily washing, I’d stay in my uniform until bath time.  I know I had five uniform shirts but for some reason, I think I only had two skirts.  If forced, I did have a ratty pair of shorts I’d put on but I still kept the uniform shirt on.

1979 8th grade, ratty shorts but still in uniform shirt

Very different from me now and how I can barely make it in the door before the bra flies off. PJs sweet PJs could be my new uniform of choice.

And as I remember the good ole days, I went through my photo albums looking for pictures of me in my St. MM regalia.  And what a collection I found.

L to R, in addition to school uniform, I had Girl Scout and Sports – softball #13 and volleyball #74.  I also found some dance team and cheer leading pics but those are more costumes than uniforms and folks, there is a difference.

As always, more to come.

This post was written as part of Blogging From A to Z April (2018) Challenge.

Número Veintiuno.


9 thoughts on “U is for Uniform ~ April 24, 2018

  1. I remember getting boxes of hand me down clothes from my cousin who lived in Idaho, once a year. She was a bit older, and had the most fabulous (to me) clothes. Always looked forward to that. We didn’t have uniforms at public school. I don’t think I’d have liked it. Now though, what I wear all the time could be said to be my ‘uniform’, as in either pjs, or black pants. I just have different tops to put on. haha!

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  2. Great pictures! I never got to wear a uniform to school, but I think I would have hated it. Mostly because everyone’s body is different, and mine is not the kind that would look good in that kind of shirt! Melanie’s Stories

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  3. I went to eight years of Catholic grammar school and had the uniform every day. I remember the sense of excitement I had when I started high school and we could wear “regular” clothes. I was never a fashionista but getting out of that uniform was wonderful.

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