Did you ever see the movie "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants"? Well, I have a better story than that! This weekend at my 50th birthday party - my octogenarian mother surprised me with a very unusual gift for a mother to give a daughter. It was a pair of red panties that are about forty four years old. They are quite simple really - silky red with a trim of lace. If I didn't know that they had spent decades in a drawer - I wouldn't have guessed.
Apparently - these panties had a rich history. According to my mother - she had given them to my father on his 40th birthday. It was quite provocative in my mother's day to give lingerie in front of guests - especially since the gift implied quite publicly to all of the guests - that my mother would be wearing them for a sexy tryst with my dear old dad! But my mother is nothing if not provocative.
And she did it again - only this time - the very same panties were presented to me -forty four years later on my 50th birthday! And once again - my mother stunned the party goers into silence. It was not the fact that my mother was giving me a sexy, red pantie - it was the fact that it was her red panties! What mother does that? Who does that?