Leather Jacket bye bye !!

It never was mine, really. This mature Leather Jacket is ready for something different. I moved it around over the last thirty years. I embellished it throughout the early 1980s with the bands that inspired me. Something new is in the air. Time to be an organizer and let go of this Jacket. The kids played in it.  I grieved over it, those youthful days of punk rock glory. Now my big kids play new games. I am no longer pulled by a nostalgia of what was but live in the present. I am trying real hard too!!

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All the things I need to create a letting go party,
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Flipside stickers found in a pocket. Must have been there some thirty years??
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My farewell picture with a bottle of beer.
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All rolled up with green bubble bag. Put in a box for mailing.
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Acrylic paint and recycled cardboard for the Leather Jacket Biography Book.
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Book complete for mailing in the box with the Leather Jacket.
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Green praying mantis stencil hides in the dark acrylic paint.

 

I told X8

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The black leather jacket was left behind after one of X8’s female conquests, left behind in his car. He gave it to me and it fit. As a vegetarian and beertarian my frame was petite. Now the jacket is dry and shrunken and I’m round and plump. I had my son model it.

It was a simple complete-black leather jacket. The Charged GBH logo went on top first thing in the early 1980s. I love this jacket.  We were inseparable. My friendship with X8 faded and he never knew what became of the jacket. A few years ago X8 and I rekindled our friendship for a brief time on MySpace. I told him about the leather jacket and what became of it. He was surprised and seemed interested.

This leather jacket is special to me because X8 thought to give it to me, and the girl who left it behind…not a clue?