Saturday, February 06, 2010

Clip on

When I think of ties, I always think of my paternal grandfather, Pa-pa. He was an Evangelicial minister who was very dignified and proper.

He always wore a jacket and tie. A clip-on tie, but a tie nonetheless.

He also liked to liberally douse himself in aftershave. He particularly liked Carrington.

Pa-pa was a vigorous, voracious hugger and the scent of the aftershave would cling to my clothes long after he and Grandma departed.

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