The coat closet in our front hallway doesn’t have any room in it for guest coats. But we live in San Diego, and our guests rarely wear coats. What it does contain, however, is three pink bridesmaid dresses that represent the weddings of all my siblings and siblings-in-law. At my age, it is unlikely that anyone will ever ask me to wear a pink bridesmaid dress again. And after looking at the dresses, I doubt that my daughter will ever actually want to wear the dresses either. (If you are one of my siblings… I didn’t mean that as a insult….they were perfectly lovely at the time … I’m sure.)
Yesterday I had to empty all the long-hanging things out of the closet (for the carpet installers) and now these three pink dresses are lying on a dining room chair. You’d think it would be a perfect time to just donate them to the Goodwill. But I won’t. I can’t. I need to keep those dresses in my coat closet. At least for now.