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This one was pretty easy once i actually thought about it.
I have this t-shirt (well a ton of t-shirts really) that is worn out, has holes in it, the design on the front is fading, and i wear it to sleep in all the time.
It is comfy, security, and it reminds me of so many things.
Was it what you were expecting? ha.
Yes, that is a bulky huge guy with a thong’ish bathing suit and a sweat band with eye holes cut out, and oh yes a 6 pack.
Why do i love this shirt?
Well, this was the gym my dad and his friend Pat used to run.
It’s been closed for well over 10 years (my father has actually been gone for 10 years this July!), but i still run into people wearing their F.A.T. t-shirts and it makes me smile.
I remember sitting in the gym, watching my dad train people. I remember smiling at the guests who knew my name, and taking people towels to the sauna room. I can vividly remember the little “play room” with the kids toys and a TV with a VHS player to keep us from going crazy. All good memories.
Fun Fact: I actually have a scar on one of my toes from dropping a weight on it and busting it open, whoops.
I miss my dad, a lot, and i am so proud to be his daughter and to be getting on the path to a healthy lifestyle. I keep hearing his voice telling me “15 more reps Amy, keep running, don’t stop, it’s not pain, it’s stimulation” .
My dad knew what he was talking about. 🙂
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I love meaningful clothing. I have a few sweatpants with the F.A.T. logo on them, i have some sweatshirts, i have random scarfs of my mom’s, etc etc.
While i know that the clothing doesn’t represent my dad (or mom), it represents a piece of the life they had lived.
My dad was ballin’.
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What about you?
Do you have certain articles of clothing that mean a lot to you?