Goodbye Green Shirts

Vince is gone to Texas for good and while the cat’s away . . I’ll get rid of some of the things he can’t bear to part with.  You know what’s first on that list!  Those horrible green T-shirts.

Yesterday as he was packing up to leave, he threw all his shorts/green T-shirts into the wash so he could take them with him.  We went to bed with that load in the dryer and honestly . . really . . he left this morning without those clothes.  He said he remembered when he was almost to Joplin but wasn’t going to come home just for green T-shirts and a few pairs of shorts.  Good thing!

I took them out of the dryer, folded them and then said . . NO!  It’s time to say goodbye to the green T-shirts.

Not only were the two that were in the dryer full of holes but one is faded horribly.

Normally I would say . . They’re clean.  He can wear them one more time and then I’ll throw them away when they’re dirty. But not this time!

The trash man comes tomorrow.  These two will be gone forever!  They’ve served him well but it’s long past time for these two to go to the T-shirt graveyard!  I did tell him on the phone that he’ll never see those two again.  Didn’t want him reading on the blog that his favorite T-shirts were gone.

Comments

  1. 1

    says

    Just a thought – but since you are relocating, maybe he could come up with a different color – like brown for Brownwood – or blue for just because. Maybe it is time for a really big change.

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    Linda in NE says

    I see you’re putting your time to good use now that Vince is ‘gone to Texas.’

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    says

    OH MY – I would “NEVER” throw away my husband’s shirts…..LOL…..

    but I have to admit that a few have disappeared from time to time……I “HAVE NO IDEA” where they went – but we never seem to find them once they do this “STRANGE” disappearing act!”

    But, like those green shirts, the ones that have disappeared have been holey and faded…….

    Thanks for the good giggles and I ADMIRE you for admitting to your DH that the shirts are gone for good. Some of us are brave …. and not mentioning any names … but some of us are just plain ole sneaky!

    sao in Midlothian, VA

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    says

    Oh you are gonna be in SO MUCH TROUBLE! Haha!
    Me? I can’t throw things away that are dirty, especially socks and underwear. Always as I am folding them, when I see a hole, out they go!

  5. 8

    says

    I bet he spends every opportunity he has from now on looking for green t-shirts and buys up every one he can find…at least until you get to Texas.

  6. 9

    says

    Thanks for the laugh! I’m curious though, how many green T shirts does Vince own ? Those you threw out were in the “polishing cloth” stage for sure! Maybe it’s time for a color change like Judy C mentioned. I remember when Vince found a killer deal on green T shirts last year.

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    Sandy says

    Pretty sneaky and I applaud you for it. I have also gone that route when I think something needs to go. The t-shirts are gone and if Vince misses them, tell him you thought he was looking thinner these days and he probably needs a size smaller. How could anyone get mad at that? hehe

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    Marcie says

    Good for you! As the laundry person in our house, the rule is that if there are holes in t-shirts, undershirts, underwear, or socks, they go. My sister calls it “darning” – as in, “oh darn, they fell into the waste basket!” LOL with you!

    • 13.1

      says

      oh Darn !!,,, thats my line here too ! some things you just cant mend ! poof. oh darn.. its gone ! ~~K

  9. 14

    says

    Lol! Good for you Judy. I weed out my DH’s nasty old shirts too. I realize that if he threw away my stuff I would freak but men hang on to things way too long.

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      Weed says

      Oh NO!!! You’re going to give Anne bad ideas. I have T-shirts that look just like those!!!

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    Mary Beth says

    Maybe Texas will be new beginnings…yellow shirts…he will be the Yellow Rose 😉

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    Becky I. says

    Oh girl! You are a brave woman. I thru a similar looking pair of shorts and t-shirt away very early in our marriage (when Bob was in basic training). It has been almost 33 years and I still haven’t been forgiven. Are you sure you really want to go there? I’ll be praying for you and Vince. lol

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    Marilyn Smith says

    Judy, if you see a good deal on green t-shirts. buy him 4 or 5. Put them into a Priority Mail box and send them to him with a sweet note. Throw out every one that is in bad shape and he will be good to go!

    You should see what I threw out of my closet the last few days. My clothes fit into the closet with room to spare. DH has his closet, the closet in the front bedroom with clothes piled on the bed that won’t fit into the closets. I must say – I no longer do his ironing and he irons everything. Can’t believe the clothes he has. Way more than me.

    Marilyn

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    Marilyn Smith says

    Judy, if you see a good deal on green t-shirts. buy him 4 or 5. Put them into a Priority Mail box and send them to him with a sweet note. Throw out every one that is in bad shape and he will be good to go!

    You should see what I threw out of my closet the last few days. My clothes fit into the closet with room to spare. DH has his closet, the closet in the front bedroom with clothes piled on the bed that won’t fit into the closets. I must say – I no longer do his ironing and he irons everything. Can’t believe the clothes he has. Way more than me.

    Marilyn

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    Pat in Washington says

    My mom almost NEVER threw away my dad’s raggedy T-shirts. They would just get cut into a few pieces and tossed in the rag bag to use as dust cloths or for polishing shoes. I did the same with my husband’s T-shirts – only they’d go in the shop rag bag in the garage for clean up of whatever the heck he was doing out there.

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    lw says

    I agree with Marilyn– whenever his favorite green shirts starts to wear out, replace them with new and toss the old. I do that will all of my husband’s clothes– as soon as I see excessive wear, they’re in the rag bag and I order new ones. He always has his “favorite” clothes, but they’re always being replaced as they’re worn. Which makes me the magic clothing fairy.

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    says

    I’m going to miss those old green shirts. I enjoyed reading lots of posts of Vince in his fabulous wardrobe He is such a trend setter.

  17. 28

    says

    My husband will choose an old tshirt from his drawer, polish something with it, throw it in the laundry basket when he’s done, and wear it again when it comes out of the wash. Drives me nuts.

    Making him a rag dispenser and cutting the seams out of all the shirts I put in it, helped a bit, but he still raids his drawer for rags when his messy work has wandered upstairs.