McCall's 2233


McCall's 2233

Chest 38-40"  Hip 39-41"


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This sewing pattern package has patterns and instructions to guide you through stitching a professional looking misses' and men's chef jacket. The unisex pattern also includes a shirt, apron, pull-on pants, neckerchief, and tall chef's hat. The jacket is double-breasted with a mandarin collar, two-piece long sleeves, and a patch pocket. The short sleeved shir has a collar and a patch pocket. The barbeque-type apron has utility pockets, back waist ties, and an adjustable neck strap. The pull-on pants have two rows of elastic and a drawstring cord at the waistline, side seam pockets, and a back patch pocket. The Chef's hat has a hook and loop tape closure. The neckerchief is also included.


* * * * * * * My Mind Wanders* * * * * * *
Memorial Day isn't just a 3-day weekend, a time to clean up the local cemetery, or to put flowers on loved ones' graves. Those things are our traditions and are perfectly find. But Memorial Day is one day a year set aside for us to remember our soldiers who have fallen in battle, a day to give thanks for their sacrifice. I'm reminded of the respectful tradition of leaving a coin on a veteran's grave. Being the widow of a veteran - a military retiree, this is very significant to me personally, and I've left many coins on the graves of deceased soldiers, even ones I never knew.
If you find coins at a soldier's grave, remember this. A penny left is a message to the family that someone visited the grave and was grateful for his/her service. A nickel left means the visitor served with the deceased during boot camp. A dime meant they had served together at some time, while the quarter means they were together when the soldier fell in battle.  So don't let Little Johnny collect coins from graves - they are very special to a soldier's family.
A very special coin left on a grave is a soldier's "challenge coin". Members of different military groups design and purchase identical challenge coins (about the size of a large silver dollar), to show solidarity, or to give to very special friends -- but even more significantly, as bar room insurance. A soldier slaps down their coin as a challenge to other soldiers at the bar. Whoever doesn't have a coin buys the next round of drinks - if every soldier lays down a coin, the challenger buys the round. And now you know!


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