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MACKINAW MEMORIES: Who Stole The Coat by Cindy Quest

August 23, 2012
Filed in: Mackinaw Memories

I moved to NY about 30 years ago and ended up living with a guy that had a large piece of property and a wood stove. I noticed this wonderful red plaid jacket in the closet and asked whose it was. He said he doesn’t remember who had it originally, but it was his now and he’d had it about 20 years. I said ”well, it’s mine now” and I called it ‘the wood coat’ because I used it to haul wood to the house and general outdoors winter work. I LOVED this coat, but it was way too big for me since it was a man’s coat. Nevertheless, it was mine.

Fast forward 5 years, I marry someone else and bring the coat along. He decided that the coat fit him better so he stole it from me. He wore that coat about 10 years doing all the outside work around the house. Fast forward again, my son turns into a teenager and gets a logging job and needs a work coat. He decides he needs the coat now. He uses it continuously for years. Somebody stole it from him and it’s been gone for a long time now. I think about that coat from time to time and wonder who has ‘stolen’ it from that person by now. That says a lot about this coat!


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