Our Guests – Carole & Kathy and Cathi

Carole happy in the San Francisco sunshine

I bought a lot of clothes in the 80s.  It was the beginning of the time when I could buy fun clothes in my size, which was a delight.  During that time, I would run into Carole shopping at Harper Greer‘s workspace or at a trunk sale.  During that period I would see her at the swim in Richmond and Albany where the fat girls rented a pool and for a couple of hours on the weekend we could swim with one another and we would always talk about clothes.  And I was always especially interested in Carole because she was an attorney, as I am, but in private practice, which always seems so brave to me. But I really got to know Carole when she started exercising with my friend and then personal trainer, Cinder Ernst

.  For over 10 years she and Kathy, her partner, and Cathi and I worked out on Saturdays with a varying cast of people.  Some were with us the whole time and some were short term but we persevered.  And then life changed, Carole retired and she and Kathy moved to Minnesota, and our trainer changed gyms and I have not worked out with her again until recently (more about that in another post).  So when Carole and Kathy came to visit our reunion was a treat for all of us.  This is what Carole had to say about what she was wearing….affinity

Bodacious resortwear, a hawaiian boutique at the coconut marketplace near Poipu, Kauai. Hans baristas shells and starfish with sparkly beads sewn on some of the shells. Cost: about $60.00. Sells beautiful clothes for all sizes petite to supersize. No website but you can call. Size 5-6x

Pants: from Junonia website, large size sports wear and winter wear. Active life pants, comfy, well fitting for me (5’9″ tall). $59 now; mine are several years old, so they wear well, size 6

Shoes: my trusty winter Crocs (they come with a flannel insert which I removed for my “snow-birding” trip to Kauai and California…Carole

Kathy and Carole. Kathy says to tell you this is standard dyke wear…

Kathy, Carole and Cathi, my beloved exercise buddies.

2 thoughts on “Our Guests – Carole & Kathy and Cathi

  1. Hi Robin,
    Love your blog! Let’s get together soon. I miss our chats. I have a power chair now so I can use
    BART to meet you in SF. Probably I cannot use buses due to length of the wheelchair base. Laura recently talked about meeting you and me and going to Hunan’s. Hugs-c

    • Hi Cheryl:

      Thanks for stopping by to say hi. I am glad you like the blog, you knew me when I was a crazy shopper, so you know I am having fun doing this. Yes, I look forward to seeing you soon, perhaps next week. ;D

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