Doc brought a T-shirt home the other day that he had gotten as a giveaway at some event. After I washed it I was putting it away on a shelf with lots of other T-shirts and I realized that I have way too many T-shirts. I'm not talking about a nice T-shirt that you would put on with a pair of jeans and sandals to run to the grocery store. I'm talking about the kind of T-shirts that have big pictures and logos and lots of writing on them. As I started to go through the shelf of T-shirts with the plan of eliminating a few, I realized that at least some of them, with their big pictures and logos and writing also have lots of memories.
I found about 8 very patriotic shirts from when I volunteered for years at our town's annual 4th of July Celebration, until our town ran out of money to have an annual 4th of July Celebration.
There were a few from the time when my son-in law was playing for the Washington Nationals baseball team.
There were a couple of others from festivals our town used to have but no longer does in such a big way.
I had totally forgotten about this one. It is from a cruise Doc and I went on in, well, 1998. We got to be friends on the cruise with a group of people from Minnesota who had made up these T-shirts for their group before the cruise. After the cruise they had shirts made for Doc and I and sent them to us.
I think this shirt probably comes with some memories that I might be better off forgetting.
I did get rid of a few T-shirts, but I kept lots of others that I will probably rarely wear. You can have too many T-shirts, but you can never have too many memories.