This is my new (vintage) bicycle, Millicent. So what do you think of her new paint job, she used to be a burgundy color? Doesn’t the hunter green look so awesome with the tan handlebars and seat! Plus, I just had to complete her transformation with a wicker basket.
I thought I would share with you all the reason I named my bike Millicent- 1) I love how old fashioned the name sounds 2) I think Millie is a fun and playful nickname and 3) Millicent means ‘brave strength’ or ‘strong work’ which feels very fitting for a bicycle.
Here’s a little background story about my jacket… About six and a half years ago, Cole and I were straight out of college, newly married and living in Boston. Life was a bit crazy for us, we were young and living in an unknown city. Every day when I would walk to work, I would pass by the Ralph Lauren store and drool over this jacket. I felt it was meant for me and that it would change my life. The only thing keeping me apart from my dream jacket was its hefty price tag. Cole, being a good husband, listened to my woes. A month went by and I had given up all hope of buying the jacket. One day, Cole came home from work with a large package under his arm. He handed me the big navy blue Ralph Lauren box and I immediately went into shock. Once, I opened the box, shock turned to tears. I couldn’t believe that he had bought me the jacket. I was so over the moon! Ever since that day, I have cherished this well worn and well loved jacket and its special memory.
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