Thursday, June 10, 2010

The Holiday Inn Bathrobe & an Au Pair from Wales

A long long time ago, I used to have this bathrobe...


hang on.

let me start over.

A long long time ago, when I was very young, we had an Au Pair living with us by the name of Anna J.  She was from Wales and she was petite and blonde and I absolutely worshiped the ground she walked on. SHE had this bathrobe that was, at one point in its existence, from the Holiday Inn.  It was white and blue and had the words "Holiday Inn" written all over it.  It was just a thin, cotton cover, but I coveted it.  (I'm a Christian, I shouldn't be coveting anything - but...well...I did.  I was maybe 11 years old, so get over it.)  Anyway - when Anna left us, she bestowed the Holiday Inn bathrobe upon me.

I loved that robe!  I loved it because it was something Anna had given me - a reminder of my friend who'd gone back to Wales - and because I'd wanted it anyway and suddenly my wish had come true!  I literally wore that thing all the time.  Not out of the house, mind you, but almost always whenever I was inside, I had it on.  I wore it down to threads and holes and kept right on wearing it.

I really really want another one.

I'm just sayin'.


PS: I know it's been eons since my last post and that this one has absolutely nothing of value in it, but I will post again soon.  I promise.  There is much to tell.

PPS: Anna also introduced me to World Party and UB40 and U2 and...  Needless to say, Anna had a large influence on my taste in music, then and now.  I wonder where Anna is...?

1 comment:

Pam said...

I remember the robe, but guess I didn't realize where it had come from! Great story!