And then one day, you’re wearing a vest…

This column initially appeared in the November 2019 edition of Gaston Alive! Magazine.

It was a fall day, but an unseasonably warm fall day at that. The low wasn’t that low, and the high temperature was projected to be around 71°. But the statement that was directed my way that early autumn morning made it sound as if the high was barely going to hit 51°.

“You should wear your vest today too,’’ said my girlfriend.

I’ve never owned a vest before. Until now, thanks to her. Old Navy was having a sale, so she bought me one. She loves a good vest, thus I should too.