I Wore Hand Me Downs As A Child

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    Till I Left Home At 12 Years Old

    all i had was from other basicly unless i bought it my self but i soon learned if i did that they just came up missing to much so i saved the money fun parents never ask how much i made working in a gas station or what happened to my hospital money
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2
    61-65, M
    Oct 11, 2011

    I Was Always Given My Sisters Or Someone Elses Clothes

    I didn't mind really, it didn't worry me sometimes I liked some of the clothes... nice pink skirts or tops or whatever.... but I often felt like I was a replica of my sister rather than having my own personality... people then mistook me for my sister and called me her name...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals
    36-40, F
    Aug 2, 2011

    There were times I had no clean pyjamas

    and as my brother was bigger than me and money was tight I had to wear my sisters. They were either short sleeve flowery ones or nylon with a pull over the head top.
    comfi comfi
    56-60, M
    Jul 20, 2015


    I have three female cousins who were all just a few years older than me.  So I had the coolest hand me downs when I was a young teenager.  My favourite things I got from the youngest of these cousins was a brown woollen mini hipster skirt with a wide belt and a pink loose knit...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss
    51-55, F
    17 Responses Apr 20, 2011

    I'm The Youngest

    I have two older sisters, and we had a day every spring and every autumn where we were passed down the clothes from our older siblings. I generally only got tee shirts and jumpers, but there were the odd trousers and shorts that didn't look too girly! Now why do I like cross...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Apr 20, 2011

    Hand Me Downs Were/are Normal To Me

    My family can't afford to get me new things all the time so I got used to getting hand me downs. Every time I visited a relative they gave me tops and jeans to have. Sometimes I look in my closet and see clothes that I didn't even know I had. I'm not going to lie I get really...
    Paramount2play Paramount2play
    22-25, F
    Aug 22, 2012
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