Friday, June 27, 2008

"Ken's Vest"



My daughter really likes this bag; so does my husband. I love the way it turned out, but it hurts my heart to look at it. June 27 is my brother's birthday. He would be 45 today, but he died of cancer two years ago.

My brother was a lawyer, known for his work with the First Nations people.

I bought this vest after his death, as it reminded me of the way he liked to dress. He looked really great in a vest. He looked great in anything, actually.... When he was in high school he used to wear ratty grey sweaters that he would mend with old necklace chains. And he was really popular with everyone. When he tired of his clothes, I would fight his girlfriend for them. I loved his old levis, and old jackets with fifty million pockets on them.

I wore this vest a few times.



I bought it because it made me think of Ken.
The details: This bag has two side panel pockets, one on each side. All the pockets on the vest front are also functional. I don't know how well they'd hold your change though, since you'd be flipping them over every time you opened the bag....
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There are two more pockets on the inside. The strap is adjustable, as always.
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Don't bid on this bag because it has a sad story. Bid on it if you like the way it looks, and you want something sad to land up being for some good for someone, somewhere. The bidding will end at 6:00 pm CST, as usual. I will be away for Saturday and Sunday, but on Monday I hope to have another bag to post.
Thanks for your support.


9 comments:

tanya said...

Beautiful! $70

Anonymous said...

I love it!! $75

Nancy

Anonymous said...

$80.00 for me

Bev

shauna said...

Sounds like you had an amazing brother. Who dressed like my husband ~ I have been slowly sneaking all of his vests to the Thrift Shop. If only I knew I could have sent them to you...

$90

esther said...

hugs to you friend...

Crystal said...

sending you gigantic hugs.

Karla said...

What an amazing way to honor your brother.

joyce said...

Thanks Shauna. It belongs on SS with you.

Anonymous said...

That is a beautiful bag, very special. I know it will have a good home.

Jane