I don’t think that people do much patching any more, but according to the folks a Days of the Year.com, this is Put a Patch on It Day. It can be any type of patch, from bicycle tire to patchwork quilt to military patches. I remember carefully sewing the patches on my husband’s uniform, with a ruler to be sure it was just right. Now the military seem to just pin them on or drop them in a plastic pocket but I put them carefully and it might take me two or three hours to put on one patch. Now you might wonder why my husband didn’t do it, or why we didn’t take it to the laundry. Well that’s just silly. That’s what Moms did. We did patch everything in the old days. Sometimes we made flower shaped patches for jeans so it looks as if it was planned. Even nylons were patched. When you went into Woolworth there were four girls sitting my the door carefully mending nylon stockings. Now patching and mending are different things. And maybe we can enlarge this day’s celebration by making it a day to rescue anything that was going to be thrown away.
But then I remembered our favorite Patches – JP Patches. Jp – Chris Wedes – was the floor producer on the News at Noon when I started at KIRO. It was a long time til I knew who he was because he was very gentle and unassuming. Let’s celebrate JP Patches – and make someone laugh today. He’d like that. So put a Patches on it. http://budurl.com/JPPatches