Fellow blogger Naomi rarely has this problem in Texas, but for those of us in New England and my family in Canada, winter means bundling up!
Here is a vintage photograph of my step father and his sister Betsy, all bundled up in Kinderhook, NY. I love the cap, which probably didn’t keep my step father’s ears warm. Betsy has a winter hat that could not be any cuter. Plus it also kept her ears warm!
This was my favorite place growing up, my grandparent’s home in Nanticoke, Maryland on the Eastern Shore. Winters tended to be mild. The dog Jim doesn’t seem to mind the cold. He was a Chesapeake Bay Retriever, and I was told they were bred to be not too smart. The point was to have a dog that would jump into any water to retrieve waterfowl. A smart dog would probably just look at the owner and say “You have got to be kidding me.” if the water were too cold or too deep. Not Jim, he was “Get the bird, get the bird”. Jim lived up the his breed’s reputation, but while dumb was always lovable.
Today my winter gear consists of polar fleece, special micro fiber jackets that are water proof but “breathe”, and also the good old itchy but very warm wool sweater! Layering is also a must!
- The love of winter (lmcilhenny.wordpress.com)
- 50 Fabulous Vintage Coats (weheartvintage.co)
- Vintage Photo: Sleigh Near Essex Community Church (essexonlakechamplain.com)