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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Hard To Say Good-bye

I have a hard time replacing old things with new things.  I call it "thrifty", "prudent" or maybe even "green".  Others (Chris), call it by not so flattering names :)

Chris & I were married (almost) 18 years ago.  We received many wonderful things for our wedding, not the least of which were a couple of kitchen towels.  Okay, maybe those were the least of which, but they have served their purpose faithfully for these last 18 years.  Yes, I am still using the towels we received 18 years ago and, yes, they have worked quite fine all these years, thank you very much.  

Well, tonight I broke down and spent the $5.99 to buy six new dish towels.  I would like to suggest a small moment of silence as I say good-bye to my faithful dish towels.

You can accuse me of a lot of things, but spending money needlessly is NOT one of them :)

6 comments:

  1. Barb, Barb, Barb,
    You are too funny-I think you could have gotten 20 more dries out of those! Thanks for a good laugh!
    Tami

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  2. Tami,
    You have no idea how hard it was to actually toss those towels into the trash can (they were beyond even using for rags). I didn't actually shed a tear, but it was a somber moment nonetheless.

    Barb

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  3. Oh, I forgot to add, I am so glad my weird idiosyncrasies provide laughter to the rest of the world :)

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  4. Definitely laughing here! I would have thrown those out of my rag drawer!

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  5. I totally agree with Jean! :-)

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  6. Okay, folks, you will be equally mortified that I still have bath towels that were wedding gifts as well. They're looking great compared to the dish towels, but I guess that isn't saying much....


    Barb

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