Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The End of an Era


This was my suitcase. I purchased it in 2001 at the salvation army in Grimsby ontario. We were about to embark on our first tour of america. It's a 1970 Samsonite Silhouette. She set me back a hefty 5 dollars. i took "big red" around the world many times. now the latches at the top refuse to close properly. it's only a matter of time before she explodes my dirty laundry all over an airport conveyer belt. today i finally broke down and got a new suitcase. I've got to say, i have never been so soupy about a piece of luggage before. 8 years is a long time for a suitcase when you travel as much as we do. especially a suitcase you bought second hand for 5 dollars. Happy trails darling. You served me well and you will be missed.
xo
george

11 comments:

  1. What're you going to do with her?

    'Cause, you know, there are a lot of (crazy) people who would pay a fair amount of money for your suitcase from 1970.

    I know I know, priceless.

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  2. Don't throw it away, it'll be great for the memories. And maybe a great piece in a museum one day :P

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  3. I would say that you should find a way to incorporate it either into a song or a piece of furniture in your house.

    It looks big enough to get a sweet bass drum sound or maybe drill a hole in it and make it a lamp.

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  4. WoW! I love the commercial!

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  5. Yeah definately don't get rid of her! Give her a little re-vamp! :)

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  6. you could get the latches fixed at those shoe repair shops!

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  7. you should use it as a planter. that way you'll still always have her around.

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  8. Just ducktape it shut.
    That shit never breaks!!

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  9. That suitcase has such character and has seen more places than the average person. Keep it and use it to store special memorabilia.

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  10. I agree with wiggum....ride that bitch til the wheels fall off.

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