Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Garage Sale Jeans - MyPoWriYe #190

by Amy LV

Our family has been very lucky in the hand-me-down department lately.  Many bags of beautiful clothes have rolled in from good friends with children just a wee bit older and bigger than ours.  I, too, have been enjoying the land of used clothing, frequenting Goodwill and coming home with funky shoes at $2.99 a pair.  I love the deals, and even more...the secret stories.

Students - as we've talked about before, objects are full of stories.  Some objects hold stories we know.  Some hold stories we don't know.  And some hold both!  With our world becoming more and more connected each day, I am fascinated by stickybits, small barcode stickers you can attach to real world objects and link to your own digital stories, photos, videos and music.  You can read more about this idea here at TechCrunch, and I'll be back to report as I just ordered some stickybits for myself on amazon.  Hmmm... this will be fun!

If you like poems about clothing, here is one about dirty socks, one about a favorite shirt, one about who makes our clothing, and a more recent poem about overcoats and underwear.

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1 comment:

  1. Love it!!! I went to go to (sic) my favorite thrift store yesterday ("you never know what you're going to find there, but you'll always find stories....") and it was GONE!! Empty - To Lease signs in the windows. Now What???