Author Jo Huddleston

Sweet Southern Romance

Monday, March 5, 2012

The Purple Coat

Monday Musings on This ‘N That

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At the end of last winter, when winter clothes were at reduced prices, I was walking through a mall. I moved beyond a store then did a double-take. It was a rack of beautiful mid-thigh length ladies’ coats. I could see a purple coat among others on the rack.

I didn’t know what size the purple coat was but I was certain it was calling to me. I walked back to the store, leaving me husband moving forward. I called to him and we went in the store, both standing at the coat rack.

The purple coat was my size!! I tried it on and knew that it had waited all season for me to come take it off the rack. I didn’t really need the coat but purple has always beckoned to me—coats, scarves, sweaters, etc. What choice did I have? I bought the purple coat!

As I wrote above, this happened at the end of last winter. I wore the coat that afternoon and evening. One day. One half day. Then we actually skipped spring where I live and summer came. Had no more coat-days.

Now this winter has been a surprisingly warm season. So, guess what? I’ve not had a day this winter cold enough to wear my pretty purple coat. (I even already had a purple purse to match it.) But here at the end of winter again, I’m wearing a light spring jacket when I go out. My purple coat hangs in the closet and I look at it often and feel its fabric.

Easter is early April. Usually we have a “cold snap” just prior to Easter. So, here’s hoping I’ll maybe have a day or so yet to wear my purple coat.

Till next time ... keep on smiling.


  1. I hope you get to wear your coat before the real warm weather sets in.

    I'm always drawn to the blues and greens of peacock feather colors.

    1. Loree, your colors with my purple coat would make us draw a lot of attention if we went out on the town. Thanks for your comment and for reading my blog. Visit again anytime.

  2. Thank you so much! Mississippi Nights will be a wonderful addition to my books. I look forward to reading it.

    1. Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog. And thanks for leaving a comment. Visit any time.