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Where Bill and I eat Turkey

Posted on 2013.11.28 at 00:00
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As soon as I got the invite for Thanksgiving Dinner with Bill, I started thinking about attire. Last Christmas Dinner with Bill, I wore a festive tie. Then there was Valentine's Dinner with Bill and I wore a pink one. I never wear a tie these days (honestly, I never even wear pants) unless its a Dinner with Bill type situation. Those shindigs are pretty fancy.

But then there was the problem. I didn't have any Thanksgiving-themed neckwear. Having only a Dillard's card instead of cash, I drove to the mall where I found not a single fall-colored tie. Believe it or not Sears had some fabulous silk Christmas ties and Halloween ties, but nothing even close to what I was looking for. I even ventured into Von Maur and fingered their entire selection.

In my head I'd imagined a leaf-patterned tie with golds and reds and oranges - all the Massachusetts foliage colors with perhaps silver metallic outlines highlighting the veins of the leaves. I know that sounds awfully specific, but surely that would be in any designer's fall fashion, right? As it turns out, no. So I drove back home empty-handed.

As I was bemoaning my luck to michelle1963, who was simultaneously driving back from a Northwest Kansas sales call, we happened to arrive in downtown Newton at exactly the same time where she assured me I would find exactly what I was looking for in the local fabric store, and she would make me my goddamned tie.

Those two things actually happened. In that order.

AND IT WAS AWESOME!




Comments:


Michelle1963
michelle1963 at 2013-11-28 14:24 (UTC) (Link)
Fantastic picture of you and Grandpa!

I was quite pleased with the opportunity to try my hand at tie-making. You chose a gorgeous fabric! (For any quilters that may be reading, it is a Hoffman print.)
ehowton
ehowton at 2013-11-28 21:10 (UTC) (Link)
Next time I'll have him sit in my lap for the picture.
slchurchman at 2013-11-28 14:31 (UTC) (Link)
Don't you just love it when a plan comes together--the idea person and the craftsman. It really is a gorgeous tie! And you and Dad both look so handsome--all dressed up with pants on and everything.
ehowton
ehowton at 2013-11-28 21:08 (UTC) (Link)
Imagine what I could accomplish with pants on?
Misha
dawaioser at 2013-11-29 02:03 (UTC) (Link)
That's beautiful - gorgeous tie!
ehowton
ehowton at 2013-11-29 02:21 (UTC) (Link)
A man walks down the street in that tie, people know he's not afraid of anything.
pcofwildthings at 2013-11-29 15:01 (UTC) (Link)
Sweet photo, gorgeous tie. Way to go, Michelle!
ehowton
ehowton at 2013-11-30 02:22 (UTC) (Link)
Michelle didn't wear the tie. That was all me!
Michelle1963
michelle1963 at 2013-11-30 17:49 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks!
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