My Texan friends always look perplexed when I refer to the outfit above as dungarees, “Oh you mean overalls”. I checked the web and technically both are right but here, in Texas, my apparel is a ‘bib overall’. Whatever you want to call them, I had a penchant for a pair two years ago. On a trip to Scotland in 2019, I found a perfect pair of bib overalls and matching blouse in H & M (in the clearance rack, naturally). I wondered if I was too old to wear them at age 60 but I think I rock them!
I still refer to H & M as Hennes from their original name Hennes and Mauritz. It is a Swedish based company and on one particularly awful trip to Stockholm, the airline lost all our clothes and MY WHEELCHAIR! There was no offer to lend me one, or connect me to their Red Cross. They couldn’t give a skit, as they say in Sweden and got the sharp end of my tongue, to no avail. We needed to get some clothes and headed to Hennes. I could walk a few yards and perhaps had a stick? Nothing fitted me but Teddy got the best clothes he has ever worn. They were finished properly with excellent material and lasted for years. My new outfit from 2019 was well made too but not quite the same quality.
As I Googled for H & M, I noticed a variety of forums that suggested that because H & M promoted fashionable clothes it wasn’t an eco-friendly store. Well, I will still be wearing mine for a decade, as Teddy did his, but I really prefer thrift stores. I noticed that we have a new baby critter in the garden – a blue tailed Skink. As you can see, he is the same size as a peanut shell but he will grow to about a foot including his tail. He is very welcome because he loves tree roaches and cicadas – eat away little skink!
It’s a little fuzzy because it was taken through the window but his dungarees are even cuter than mine!