So long old friends

June 27, 2009


I cleaned out my closet(s) yesterday. I think I sent about two dozen shirts and several pairs of pants off to Goodwill. Lauren did all of the folding and packaging, as I was in no condition to do any of that after the agonizing decisions I had to make. Several of the shirts were old enough to go to college. In fact, several of them attended Concordia on my back.

This one was the saddest. Todd Peperkorn took this picture of me, my shirt and Lauren while we were tooling around Germany. I’m just glad to have the picture to remember it by.

This is back when we loved each other.

We packaged them up along with some of Lauren’s clothing (so they wouldn’t be lonely) and delivered them to Goodwill after Brighton Kollipara’s 7th birthday party.

I'm gonna miss you guys.

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Lloyd Sommerer is a middle/high school teacher who likes to build websites, read books, grow beards, make fun of Lauren’s prototypes and eat the sauce of the picante.

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13 Responses to “So long old friends”

  1. Vera Said on:

    I have big trouble “letting go” of clothes. Even if they don’t fit me anymore. Maybe it’s about time I cleaned out my closet too…


  2. Beth Said on:

    I think you should have kept the shirt and made a pillow of it.


  3. Brad Said on:

    Lauren didn’t just burn the old clothes in the chiminea?


  4. Lauren Said on:

    NOOOOOOO!!!!! Not Billy Mayes!!!


    • Jill Said on:

      I know. So sad. At least you yelled, “NOOOOO!” Billy would have been proud.


    • Annette Said on:

      It is most grievous…but wait! There’s more!
      Hit on the head during a rough landing? C’mon??!!!??!

      Bet you’re thinkin’ twice about your nose?!


  5. Peggy Said on:

    I’m sorry you fell out of love with your shirt…somehow love was always more special in black & white?

    BTW: You two crazies were in Germany?!?! Excellent! Where else have you been? And here I thought you didn’t like to travel.


    • Lauren Said on:

      The Germany trip was a college choir tour the summer before we got married. It was a six-week trip, and despite my reluctance to ever travel anywhere, it was quite enjoyable. I’m glad Lloyd’s shirt could be with us.


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