I have been hanging on to this old belt of mine for a while now because I wanted to have in laying around unless I got fat again. Over the years I have gotten into the habit of hanging on to big clothes because I have spent so much money purchasing and re-purchasing clothes of varying sizes. While this particular belt isn’t the largest belt I ever wore it is the largest belt I wore that I still have and that goes with my new buckle.
After earning my Grasslands buckle I pulled this old belt out and took it to a boot and shoe repair shop to have it altered to fit. The guy behind the counter said I should just try and punch some extra holes in it rather than cut the end and try and rework the belt. I went ahead and gave it a try. He added 4 holes and I threw the buckle on, put it around my waist and discovered I needed a 5th hole added.
After a day or so I decided to look and see how far it would stick out of I had the buckle hooked into the well worn hole where I used to wear it. I was amazed and glad that I did not have the belt cut up and resized because it was quite a shock. I have decided that I am not going to have the belt remade but am going to keep the length as a reminder of a person I never want to be again.
As you can see there was a time when I could stand up straight, look down and was unable to see my feet but not any more. One of these days, hopefully by the end of the day on August 24th this year I’m going to hang a 100 mile buckle from the end of that big old belt.