Thursday, May 13, 2010

Number Eighty-six

My sister Charlene says to me, "I have a present for you in my car and I'm sure it's in The One Hundred."  Of course, I couldn't wait to see what she had.  I patiently ate my lunch and dessert and visited with my sisters all the while trying to contain my excitement over the pending gift.  Really, who doesn't like getting a gift.  Finally, we head out to the car and she pulls out number eighty-six, THE most beautiful trench coat - PINK trench coat.  I squealed like a little girl, "OH MY GOD, IT IS IN THE ONE HUNDRED AND IT'S PINK AND I DID NOT HAVE A TRENCH COAT!!!"

As you already know, I have several winter coats and I have a rain coat that closely resembles something the quintessential dirty old man would wear rather than a stylish woman but a proper, stylish, classic trench coat is not something that is in my repertoire.  The trench coat is something I planned to purchase in my obsession with The One Hundred and had I found the coat my sister gave me, I would have purchased it for myself in a nano-second. However, getting it as a gift makes a 100 times more special.

Nina points out that what a girl wears under the trench is not that important and I couldn't agree more although my plans for wearing the coat is really more utilitarian than well...well, that's for me to know and you NOT to find out.

Number eighty-six - The Trench Coat. Twenty-one down, seventy-nine to go.


Ohen49 said...

A pink trench coat... cool! I actually have this fashion item, a London Fog no less that I have had since the 80's. I needed a trench coat back then because I was working as an education research consultant, traveling extensively to places like Portland Oregon and Washington D.C. and it seemed to always be raining in these locales when I was there so I needed one. It was fairly expensive as I recall. I think I paid $300 for it and that was literally "back in the day" and I wore it alot back then too. It still hangs in my closet although I haven't worn it in ages. But hey, the next time it rains I will wear it. That is if I remember.